The emerald water of the capital: near Kyiv appeared a new lake
Lakes of Kiev will not surprise you: the city grew on the banks of the Dnieper river and small streams surrounded by hilly terrain. Over time, the landscape has changed, the waters were dried up, and only in deep water Paddy, Nivki, Darnitsa, Glubochitsa, Pochaina, where he continued to hit the soft spot, left of the lake…
Journey into history
The environmentalists say that originally the life of all water bodies of Kiev took place in the same rhythm: water, “feathered” and flora did not differ. There was a trend: the left Bank of the city (which has long been flooded the Dnieper river) was chosen by the lake is deeper and bigger. When the city began actively to be built (in the second half of the last century), the picture has changed: the banks became the base for household waste and “bathing” the car, water began to drain industrial effluents, some lakes dried up completely.
The Lake “Emerald”
Recently, the water issue of the region concerned near Kiev, this summer under the capital appeared a beautiful lake with clear water. In the village Kopachova Obukhov district not far from the “Kievan Rus Park” now spreads a hundred-meter emerald lake, bordered by generous greenery of herbs. This project was implemented Volodymyr Yanchenko, President of the complex, to the delight Continue reading
American Arizona attracts tourists primarily for its red rocks, mysterious mirages and, of course, located here is the Grand canyon. But the wonders of nature in Arizona is not limited to, some of them even created as a direct result of human activity. For example, lake Powell is rightly considered the most beautiful artificial lake in the world.
Lake Powell, located on the border of Utah and Arizona, was created by the construction of a dam on the Colorado river in the Glen Canyon area. Although the construction of the dam and was met by numerous protests from ecologists and anthropologists, the project was completed on time, namely in 1963.
The shoreline of the lake is 3156 km and by this indicator it is not only a leader in the U.S. among the lakes, but this figure even more than the total length of the American coast of the Pacific ocean!
The maximum width of lake Powell reaches 40 km and depth of about 170 meters. It is of interest that the hydroelectric power station built on the dam, fully supplies electricity to five States of the USA.
Water not only fills Glen Canyon, and about 90 smaller canyons adjacent to it. The best Continue reading
Within the area of many rivers belonging to the basins of the Kama, Tobol and Ural. Because here, basically, their upper reaches, they are shallow.
Rivers longer than 10 km there are in the field 348, their total length is 10235 km
The length of 100 km are only 17 rivers. And only 7 rivers Miass, UY, Ural, ay, Ufa, Uvelka, gumbeyka – are in the range of length greater than 200 km.
Most of the territory of the region belongs to the basin of the Ob. To the East, at Tobol and its left tributaries, flows the majority of rivers of Chelyabinsk in the Urals: Ekaterinburg, the Techa river, Miass, Uvelka, UY, toguzak, Kartaly-Ayat, sintashty and others.
Miass river originates on the Eastern slope of the ridge. Nurali, flows first between the mountains to the North, and then, turning to the East at the Karabash, crosses the forest-steppe zone and flows into the Iset river at the boundaries of the area. Its length within the area is 384 km (out of 658 total length).
Regulators of flow of Miass are Argazi and Shershnevskoye reservoir. Currently 70-80% of the water of the river Miass flows through the pipelines and only 20-30% flows through the natural course. Four-fifths water the city pays to the needs of the national Continue reading