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The Lake Turgoyak

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The miracle of Russia — the lake Turgoyak

The miracle of Russia — lake Turgoyak is located in the southern Urals in Chelyabinsk region. Let me take you on an amazing voyage in a rich land with beautiful scenery.

There is a beautiful legend about how there was a unique lake. Once, long ago in the Urals was traveling a young man by the name of the Tour. He wandered between the mountain ranges and met a girl named Gojak. She was just as beautiful as it is sad. The youth learned from the story of the girl that the evil witch has lost her sight and heal her only the purest water in the world.

Then the young man went on a long journey on lake Baikal and in his hands brought healing waters. The girl was washed and received my sight, and those drops that fell to the ground turned into a beautiful lake, which he named Turgoyak. So says the ancient Bashkir legend.

South Ural — one of the richest regions of Russia. In the interior contain great quantities of gold, platinum, copper, minerals and gems. But the main wealth of this region are the numerous lakes. Often this region is called «Ural Switzerland».

Most of the reservoirs located in mountainous terrain. Continue reading

Turgoyak Lake – the pearl of the Urals is included in the list of the most valuable reservoirs of the world

Turgoyak is a unique lake. Due to the exceptional water clarity of the lake Turgoyak was included in the list of the most valuable reservoirs of the world. In our country it was included in the file of remarkable landscapes. It is a repository of the purest drinking water, the quality is not inferior Baikal.

The lake water is different and bright bluish-greenish color, and transparent, can see the bottom at a depth of 15-20 m. the most beautiful — the most transparent lake in the Urals. No wonder people call him the younger brother of Baikal. Turgoyak – deep lake, keeping under the surface area of 26.4 square kilometres more than half a billion tons of the purest, almost transparent sea and it is completely fresh water.

The area of the lake Turgoyak – 26.4 sq. km, length 6.9 km, its maximum width is 6.3 km, the coastline is 27 km from Turgoyak is located in the deep intermountain hollow between the ridges of the Ural-Tau and Ilmen at a height of 320 m above sea level. This is the deepest lake in the southern Urals: depth it achieves 34 m, average depth of 19.2 m.

Just on the lake six Islands. The lake is fed by major rivers: Bobrovka, Kuleshovka, Lipovka and Pugachevka. Follows only one river – Source. At the present time in connection with the lowering Continue reading