About salt lakes, Sol-Iletsk
“the Most wonderful doctor – nature,
Though, because heals
Three-quarters of all diseases…”
The City Of Sol-Iletsk . located 70 km from the city of Orenburg is a large railway junction connecting Russia with Kazakhstan and Central Asian States.
The most interesting attraction of Sol-Iletsk – a group of salt lakes formed on the site of the old salt workings. Sol-Iletsk Deposit on the basis of fangotherapy is a national treasure of Russia.
The unique lake is located at an altitude of 120 meters above sea level, cover an area of 53 hectares. Mineral (salty) lakes are unique in their composition, temperature and curative action.
The history of the development of therapeutic mud, salt, brine and other natural resources Sol-Iletsk steppe has for centuries. Traditional methods of treatment exist on the lakes for many years.
The climate of Sol-Iletsk – continental, with hot summers and cool winters. Relative humidity ranges from 50 to 70%, which is in the range most favorable to the person. With approach of warm days the water temperature rises and reaches about 34-36 C.
To date, established six lakes Iletsk salt dome, dividing Continue reading
Lake Wrymouth, bromine or lake, formed in 1896. It is 50 metres to the East of the lake Collapse.
The lake is elongated from Chapada to the East, the area is 88550 sq m, depth 3-4 meters.
In the lake of Wrymouth in the summer in a large number of reproduction of the crustacean Artemia Salina (Artemia salina) – salty brine, which gives the lake a reddish color.
At the bottom of the lake — mud greenish or dark brown, in summer it is heated to fifty degrees Celsius. Dead on view of the water is full of life, especially in the summer. Scoop a handful of water — and sees a reddish small living creature, it is an interesting resident of salt lake crustacean Artemia Salina. During the summer he gives 3-4 generations of individuals. Crustaceans belong to the class of crustacea, to the family of arthropods. They are carriers of compounds that synthesize organic substances that form when the withering away of the mud.
Dying calf crustaceans collected centuries at the bottom of lakes, interspersed with silt and salt, and formed a thick layer of mud with therapeutic properties.
Salt lake should be called a mineral, as such are considered lakes with a salinity of more than 1 per mil (thousandth of). Most often the salt lake endorheic basin, located in arid zone.
We briefly describe here the seven major salt lakes of our planet:
The Caspian sea
The size of the water area is actually more a sea, and quite large (371 000 km2), although the Caspian sea is a closed salt lake, the largest on the planet. The Caspian coast with its sandy beaches, mineral springs, curative mud has good conditions for rest and treatment. However, because of the complexities in interstate relations of Caspian States – Russia, Iran, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan tourism infrastructure in the Caspian sea is poorly developed.
The Aral sea
Former salt lake on the border of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. As a former call it, because since the early 1960s, the lake started to become shallow catastrophically due to increased freshwater withdrawals for development of cotton from flowing into major rivers – the Syr-Darya and Amu-Darya. Currently, the Aral sea separated into two isolated lakes – the Northern Aral and the southern Aral.
The coast of the salty lake on the border Continue reading