The most important characteristics of lakes . expressed in digits — the volume of water contained in, surface area, maximum depth and average its value. In directories, as a rule, lead only area and maximum depth; volume of water is in the encyclopedias articles, however not for each lake; and as a consequence not all realistic to calculate the average depth. Setting the water surface, the lakes listed below in the special needs no comment: the top ten – the lake, the area is not subject to changes. But, for example, lake Chad, is in terms of sharp changes, depending on the season of the Doges, because of the fairly flat banks, during the year it increased more than twice over the area. Changes significantly and the lake Balkhash: 22 to 17 thousand sq. km Eyre, the largest lake in Australia, in the season of high humidity goes on the nineteenth place in the area of a water mirror in the world (up to 15 thousand sq. km.), and in the dry season disappears altogether, turning into marsh.
Classification of lakes by area (thousand sq km). Caspian sea: 376, Upper (North America.): 82,4, Victoria (Africa): 68, Huron (North America.): 59,6, Michigan (North America.): 58, Tanganyika (Africa): 34, Baikal (Asia): 31,5, Malawi (Africa): 30,8, The Great Bear Continue reading
Tourists love to spend time on the shores of lakes located around the world. Today we offer you to travel and visit the five deepest lakes in the world.
Lake Matano, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Indonesian lake Matano occupies the fifth place in our ranking of the deepest lakes in the world. Its depth is 590 m. the lake is home To dozens of species of algae and endemic fish species.
Tourists vacationing at the lake, you can water skiing, Canoeing and scuba diving. Around the lake there are several nature trails.
Great Slave lake, Canada
This lake is second largest lake of Canada. Its maximum depth is 614 meters.
Vacationers on the lake doing mostly fishing, and wildlife observation. Around the lake are inhabited by many species of animals and birds, including foxes, wolves and coyotes.
Lake Malawi, Rift valley, Africa
The maximum depth of lake Malawi is 706 m. It is the third largest freshwater lake in the world. The lake is located between Mozambique and Tanzania.
In 2011, the lake received official status as a nature reserve. On lake Malawi include scuba diving, underwater hunting or poisoning on a boat trip.
Lake Tanganyika, Rift valley, Africa
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Loch ness in the North of Scotland became world famous thanks to the legend of the Loch Ness monster Nessie (Nessie). The stories of “eyewitnesses” for hundreds of years are reduced to the fact that the monster has a huge size. Many even give detailed descriptions of the appearance of the monster, which gave the soil boring “British scientists” to build multiple models and searching for the connection with actually existing on the planet 100 million years ago, the Plesiosaur.
The lake is 37 km from a small typical Scottish town of Inverness and easily accessible from other parts of the UK by plane or rail.
Inverness stands on both sides of the river Ness, which makes possible excursions to lake on boats and ships. It is easy to guess that this industry is very good.
Ships go down the river, which is part of the Caledonian canal to Loch Ness Lake in about 1.5 hours, stopping in a chain of small gateways.
Alternatively, you can use a more budget tour, including bus transfer to Visitor Centre, located in the village of Drumnadrochit near the hotel.
Here is a true monument of Nessie is an imaginary being who fed and watered several generations of residents of Inverness:
In the study center quite convincingly prove that there is no Nessie, successively refuting all the available “evidence” of his existence.
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