Samara region – one of the regions of the Volga region, the fifth largest. From the point of view of geography it is located in Central European Russia, on both sides of the Volga river, bordering with Tatarstan, Kazakhstan, and regions of Sverdlovsk, Saratov and Orenburg.
Temperate continental climate and relatively high average temperatures (July + 20,7°C, in January is 13.8°C) combined with high humidity make living in the region quite comfortable. The main square of the region covered by steppes, but the landscape is decorated with low Falcon and the Zhiguli mountains, coniferous and deciduous forests. Many rivers and streams, the largest of which, not including the Volga – Samara, Juice, Moustache, Big Kinel, provide the area with essential moisture for everyday life and agriculture. Continue reading
Balaton, or as it is called in Hungary. «Hungarian sea” — the largest lake in Central Europe. Located on the Pannonian plain in the valley, stretched along the South-Eastern foot of the mountains of Bakony, about 80 kilometers southwest of Budapest, this lake is of tectonic origin, although a tectonic lakes like Baikal, usually reaches a great depth, among them the occasional and quite shallow. These include Balaton, whose maximum depth is about 12 meters, and at the narrowest point, where the shore of the lake converge at a distance of only 1.5 kilometers.
Active volcanoes in the vicinity of lake Balaton there, as anywhere in Central Europe, but preserved evidence of a turbulent geological past of the region. Along the Northern coast is dominated by the number of extinct and already heavily destroyed by the volcanic cones, and on the Tihany Peninsula there are more than one hundred and sinter cones — traces of geysers, which had operated here once. Up to the present time on the North shore of the lake a lot of hot, highly mineralized sources, are widely known for its healing properties.
VERY HEALTHY WATER
The predominant color of the water in lake Balaton, Hungary — a light green, but depending on weather and time of day it is changing. But in the winter and summer «Hungarian Continue reading
Hamilton Pool (Hamilton Pool) – ground and underground lake in North America. Is located about 37 km West of Austin, Texas (USA).
The lake is very beautiful, but also unusual in that it represents at the same time ground and underground lake. The underground part of Hamilton Pool is located under a huge stone arch, disappearing deep into the rock mass. Final touch to this scenery is the waterfall, ronaldi its waters from a height of 15 meters.
The lake was formed thousands of years ago as a result of collapse of the limestone dome of an underground river due to massive erosion. Water underground rivers flow into the river flowing nearby Pedernales (Pedernales river), which, in turn, is a tributary of the Colorado river (Colorado).
Interesting that the water of the underground river that feeds the lake flow into the river Pedernales, and the last is a tributary of the famous Colorado river. So lake Hamilton Pool is associated with the Colorado river. Continue reading