Plitvice lakes national Park in Croatia. Its territory occupies almost 30 hectares and includes 16 large and many small lakes kaskaderskoy and 140 waterfalls, 20 caves and unique beech and pine forest, preserved from ancient times and having the ability to regenerate itself. In its territory inhabited by bears, wolves and many species of rare birds and other animals.
The Park is a mountainous area with the highest point at over 1200 meters — the mountain of Mala Capela. The total difference of level between the upper and lower lakes is almost 150 meters. The top lake of the cascade is powered by two small rivers Cyrna and Bijela.
Until the middle of last century the Park was inaccessible to tourists, there only have been laid down. In 1958 construction began on the walkways, and at the present time, in addition to an extensive network of decks are the runs clean trains, ferries and pleasure boats. In the lakes of the Park it is strictly forbidden to swim and have picnics, campfires and walking the dogs. Such a strict order due to the preservation of natural balance, which for many years carefully preserved by local environmentalists.
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Title: the Great Toko Lake (Monument of nature of regional destination of Khabarovsk territory)
Location: the lake is located on the territory Tokinsky tectonic depression. Situated in the Aldan highlands in the South-Eastern part of the Republic of Sakha, Neryungri and in the area at a distance of 450 km from Neryungri and 90 km from Khabarovsk Krai. Lake Big Toko is part of the river basin of Alhama.
Route description: lake Bolshoye Toko is situated on the territory Tokinsky tectonic depression. It is limited by the system konechnomernykh the ancient ice Kar shafts, which are a vivid example of vigorous activity late Quaternary glacier in the far East, which descended from the slopes of the Stanovoy range. Konechnomernykh the complex is located at 60-100 m above the lake level, and its width is 2-3 km. From the outside, there is a final discharge shaft, on which surface a great number of lakes with unusual shapes. They are surrounded by ridges up to 10-15 m.
The importance of the monument boundary destination: lake Bolshoye Toko has scientific value and is a valuable monument of times of glaciation. This unique lake. In its origin it belongs to the fault type. Its depth reaches 100 m. the Lake has a circular shape, slightly elongated in a northerly direction.
Scientists have found a planet 117 million lakes: the Most unique among them is multi-colored, salty and deadly
The total length of the banks of water bodies on the planet is 250 times greater than the length of the equator.
Estonian and Swedish scientists conducted a study, which was conducted counting all the lakes on Earth. According to a press release from Uppsala University, led the research group of Professor Limnological Institute Lars Sund. He and his colleagues developed a method to automatically find satellite images of all lakes with an area of at least 0.2 ha (about a quarter of the area of a football field).
According to the data obtained on Earth were found about 117 million lakes, covering almost 4% of the surface of the earth’s surface, the subglacial lake in Greenland and Antarctica was not taken into account.
It is noted that the total length of the banks of water bodies 250 times greater than the length of the equator.
The study was conducted in the framework of the project “Color of water”, which examines changes in the composition of organic substances contained in the water.
On the planet there is a considerable number of unique characteristics of the lakes.
So, for example, there are lakes, deadly to all living things, including humans. For example, the lake Continue reading