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    The Famous Lakes! - Page 2 Empty Caspian Sea

    Post by edytza007 on Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:49 am

    Caspian Sea
    The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water on Earth by area, variously classed as the world's largest lake or a full-fledged sea.[2][3] It has a surface area of 371,000 square kilometers (143,244 sq mi) and a volume of 78,200 cubic kilometers (18,761 cu mi).[4] It is an endorheic basin (it has no outflows), and is bound by northern Iran, southern Russia, western Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, and eastern Azerbaijan. It has a maximum depth of about 1025 meters (3,363 ft).

    It was perceived as an ocean by its ancient coastal inhabitants, presumably because of its saltiness and seeming boundlessness. It has a salinity of approximately 1.2%, about a third the salinity of most seawater. According to Strabo, it is named after an ancient people called Caspians[5] or the ancient sanskrit name Kashyapas.


    Geological history
    Like the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea is a remnant of the ancient Paratethys Sea. The Caspian Sea became landlocked about 5.5 million years ago due to tectonic uplift and a fall in sea level. During warm and dry climatic periods, the landlocked sea has all but dried up, depositing evaporitic sediments like halite that have become covered by wind-blown deposits and were sealed off as an evaporite sink,[7] when cool, wet climates refilled the basin.[8] Due to the current inflow of fresh water, the Caspian Sea is a fresh-water lake in its northern portions. It is more saline on the Iranian shore, where the catchment basin contributes little flow. Currently, the mean salinity of the Caspian is one third that of the Earth's oceans. The Garabogazköl embayment, which dried up when water flow from the main body of the Caspian was blocked in the 1980s but has since been restored, routinely exceeds oceanic salinity by a factor of 10.


    Geography
    The Caspian Sea is the largest inland body of water in the world and accounts for 40 to 44 percent of the total lacustrine (lake) waters of the world. The coastlines of the Caspian are shared by Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan. The Caspian is divided into three distinct physical regions: Northern, Middle, and Southern Caspian.[10] The North-Middle boundary is the Mangyshlak threshold, which runs through Chechen Island and Cape Tiub-Karagan. The Middle-South boundary is the Apsheron threshold, a sill of tectonic origin[11] that runs through Zhiloi Island and Cape Kuuli.[12] The Garabogazköl bay is the saline eastern inlet of the Caspian, which is part of Turkmenistan and at times has been a lake in its own right due to the isthmus which cuts it off from the Caspian.

    Divisions between the three regions are dramatic. The Northern Caspian only includes the Caspian shelf,[13] and is characterized as very shallow; it accounts for less than one percent of the total water volume with an average depth of only five to six meters. The sea noticeably drops off towards the Middle Caspian, where the average depth is 190 meters.[12] The Southern Caspian is the deepest, with a depth that reaches over 1000 meters. The Middle and Southern Caspian account for 33 percent and 66 percent of the total water volume, respectively.[10] The northern portion of the Caspian Sea typically freezes in the winter, and in the coldest winters, ice will form in the south.

    Over 130 rivers provide inflow to the Caspian, with the Volga River being the largest. The Caspian also has several small islands; they are primarily located in the North and have a collective land area of roughly 2000 square kilometers. Adjacent to the North Caspian is the Caspian Depression, a low-lying region 27 meters below sea level. The Central Asian steppes stretch across the northeast coast, while the Caucasus mountains hug the Western shore. The biomes to both the north and east are characterized by cold, continental deserts. Conversely, the climate to the southwest and south are generally warm with uneven elevation due to a mix of highlands and mountain ranges; the drastic changes in climate alongside the Caspian have led to a great deal of biodiversity in the region.


    Fauna

    An aerial view of the southern Caspian coast as viewed from atop the Alborz mountains in Mazandaran, IranThe Caspian Sea holds great numbers of sturgeon, which yield eggs that are processed into caviar. In recent years overfishing has threatened the sturgeon population to the point that environmentalists advocate banning sturgeon fishing completely until the population recovers. However, the high price of sturgeon caviar allows fisherman to afford bribes to ensure the authorities look the other way, making regulations in many locations ineffective.[14] Caviar harvesting further endangers the fish stocks, since it targets reproductive females.
    Fauna
    The Caspian seal, (Phoca caspica, Pusa caspica in some sources) which is endemic to the Caspian Sea, is one of very few seal species that live in inland waters (see also Baikal seal). The area has given its name to several species of birds, including the Caspian gull and the Caspian tern. There are several species and subspecies of fish endemic to the Caspian Sea, including the Kktum (also known as Caspian white fish), Caspian roach, Caspian bream (some report that the Bream occurring in the Aral Sea is the same subspecies), and a Caspian "salmon" (a subspecies of trout, Salmo trutta caspiensis). The "Caspian salmon" is critically endangered.


    Environmental Issues
    The Volga River, the largest in Europe, drains 20% of the European land area and is the source of 80% of the Caspian’s freshwater inflow. Its lower reaches are heavily developed with numerous unregulated releases of chemical and biological pollutants. Although existing data is sparse and of questionable quality, there is ample evidence to suggest that the Volga is one of the principal sources of transboundary contaminants into the Caspian. The magnitude of oil and gas extraction and transport activity constitutes a risk to water quality. Underwater oil and gas pipelines have been constructed or proposed, increasing potential environmental threats.



    Hydrological characteristics

    Iran's Northern Jungles/Rain forests created by the moisture captured from the Caspian sea and the Alborz mountain range of Iran, Gilan.The Caspian has characteristics common to both seas and lakes. It is often listed as the world's largest lake, though it is not a freshwater lake. The Caspian became landlocked about 5.5 million years ago due to plate tectonics.[citation needed] The Volga River (about 80% of the inflow) and the Ural River discharge into the Caspian Sea, but it has no natural outflow other than by evaporation. Thus the Caspian ecosystem is a closed basin, with its own sea level history that is independent of the eustatic level of the world's oceans. The level of the Caspian has fallen and risen, often rapidly, many times over the centuries. Some Russian historians claim that a medieval rising of the Caspian caused the coastal towns of Khazaria, such as Atil, to flood. In 2004, the water level was -28 metres, or 28 metres (92 ft) below sea level.

    Over the centuries, Caspian Sea levels have changed in synchronicity with the estimated discharge of the Volga, which in turn depends on rainfall levels in its vast catchment basin. Precipitation is related to variations in the amount of North Atlantic depressions that reach the interior, and they in turn are affected by cycles of the North Atlantic Oscillation. Thus levels in the Caspian sea relate to atmospheric conditions in the North Atlantic thousands of miles to the north and west. These factors make the Caspian Sea a valuable place to study the causes and effects of global climate change.

    The last short-term sea-level cycle started with a sea-level fall of 3 m from 1929 to 1977, followed by a rise of 3 m from 1977 until 1995. Since then smaller oscillations have taken place.


    Discoveries in the Huto cave near the town of Behshahr, Mazandaran south of the Caspian in Iran, suggest human habitation of the area as early as 75,000 years ago.[17]

    In classical antiquity among Greeks and Persians it was called the Hyrcanian Ocean. In Persian antiquity, as well as in modern Iran, it is known as the Mazandaran sea (Persian مازندران). In Turkic speaking countries it is known as the Khazar Sea. Old Russian sources call it the Khvalyn (Khvalynian) Sea (Хвалынское море /Хвалисское море) after the Khvalis, inhabitants of Khwarezmia. Ancient Arabic sources refer to Baḥr Qazvīn - the Caspian/Qazvin Sea.

    The word Caspian is derived from the name of the Caspi (Persian کاسپی), an ancient people that lived to the west of the sea in Transcaucasia.[18] Strabo wrote that "to the country of the Albanians belongs also the territory called Caspiane, which was named after the Caspian tribe, as was also the sea; but the tribe has now disappeared".[19] Moreover, the Caspian Gate, which is the name of a region in Tehran province of Iran, is another possible piece of evidence that they migrated to the south of the sea.

    Historic cities by the sea include
    Hyrcania, ancient state in the north of Iran
    Tamisheh, Mazandaran province of Iran
    Anzali, Gilan province of Iran
    Astara, Azerbaijan Province of Iran
    Atil, Khazaria
    Khazaran
    Baku, Azerbaijan
    Sumgait, Azerbaijan
    Derbent, Dagestan, Russia

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    The Famous Lakes! - Page 2 Empty The most famous lakes

    Post by Mimja on Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:38 am

    What is a lake? A lake is a body of water that it surrounded by land.

    There are many famous lakes in the world. I will name some today!

    A nice and famous lake. lake Titicaca.

    Lake Titicaca is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world , at 3,812 m (12,507 feet) above sea level. It is also South America's largest freshwater lake, with a surface area of approximately 8372 square kilometers.
    Located in the Altiplano high in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia, at 16°S 69°W, Titicaca has an average depth of between 107 m, and a maximum depth of 281 m. The western part of the lake belongs to the Puno Region of Peru, and the eastern side is located in the Bolivian La Paz Department.
    It's famous because the name is so funny nobody ever forgets it.

    The deepest and oldest lake. Lake Baikal

    Lake Baikal (Russian: ?´???? ?????´? Ozero Baykal, pronounced ['oz??r? b?j'k?l], Buryat: ?????? ???? Baygal nuur, meaning "the rich lake") is in southern Siberia in Russia, located between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast, near the city of Irkutsk. It is also known as the "Blue Eye of Siberia". It contains more water than all of the North American Great Lakes combined.
    At 1,642 meters (5,390 ft) (Baikal central part [show location on an interactive map] 53°14'59?N, 108°05'11?E)[1], Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world, and the largest freshwater lake in the world by volume. However, Lake Baikal contains less than one third the amount of water as the Caspian Sea, which is the largest lake in the world. Like Lake Tanganyika, Lake Baikal was formed as an ancient rift valley, having the typical long crescent shape with a surface area of (31,722 km2/12,248 sq mi), less than that of Lake Superior or Lake Victoria. Baikal is home to more than 1,700 species of plants and animals, two thirds of which can be found nowhere else in the world and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. At more than 25 million years old, it is the oldest lake in the world. A Russian mini-submarine attempting to set a record for the deepest freshwater dive on July 29, 2008, was originally reported as being successful, but a correction later emerged that reported the MIR I failed to do so, reaching a depth of only 1,580 meters (5,200 ft).

    The longest fresh water and second oldest lake. Lake Tanganyika.

    Lake Tanganyika is an African Great Lake (3° 20' to 8° 48' South and from 29° 5' to 31° 15' East). It is estimated to be the second largest freshwater lake in the world by volume, and the second deepest, after Lake Baikal in Siberia. The lake is divided between four countries – Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania and Zambia, with the DRC (45%) and Tanzania (41%) possessing the majority of the lake. The water flows into the Congo River system and ultimately into the Atlantic Ocean. The lake is situated within the Western Rift of the geographic feature known as the Great Rift Valley formed by the tectonic East African Rift, and is confined by the mountainous walls of the valley. It is the largest rift lake in Africa and the second largest lake by surface area on the continent. It is the deepest lake in Africa and holds the greatest volume of fresh water. It extends for 673 km in a general north-south direction and averages 50 km in width. The lake covers 32,900 km², with a shoreline of 1,828 km and a mean depth of 570 metres (1,900 ft) and a maximum depth of 1,470 metres (4,800 ft) (in the northern basin) it holds an estimated 18,900 km³ (4500 cubic miles).

    The largest lake by surface area. Lake Michigan-Huron.

    Lake Michigan-Huron is a designation given to the body of water (part of the North American Great Lakes) traditionally considered to be two separate lakes: Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Hydrologically, however, they are a single body of water, connected by the Straits of Mackinac, which are 5 miles (8.0 km) wide and 120 feet (37 m) deep: They lie at the same surface elevation, 577 feet (176 m), rise and fall together, and the flow between them sometimes reverses from eastward to westward. However, this connection is geographically small in comparison to the body of water, and the two sections have long been referred to as distinct lakes.
    If designated as a single entity, 45,410-square-mile (117,600 km2) Lake Michigan-Huron is the largest of the Great Lakes, and indeed the largest freshwater lake in the world, in terms of surface area. (It is exceeded in surface area only by the Caspian Sea, which by tradition and due to its salinity is commonly not counted as a lake). Lake Superior still holds more water, containing 3,000 cubic miles (12,500 km3) of water compared with Michigan-Huron's 2,000 cubic miles (8,300 km3), which makes Lake Michigan-Huron the fourth largest freshwater lake by volume in the world (the first and second being Lake Baikal and Lake Tanganyika).
    During the last ice age, the lake consisted of more than one body of water, with what is now Lake Huron (known to geologists as Lake Stanley) separate from what is now Lake Michigan (Lake Chippewa). Before that Lake Chicago occupied the southern tip of the Lake Michigan basin, at the southern extent of the glaciers.

    The only salt water lake in the world. Lake Enriquillo.

    Lake Enriquillo is a lake in the Dominican Republic, it is one of only a few saltwater lakes in the world inhabited by crocodiles. Lake Enriquillo is located in a rift valley that extends 79 miles (127 km) from Port-au-Prince Bay in Haiti in the west to near Neiba Bay in the Dominican Republic in the east.
    The rift valley is a former marine strait, and was created around 1 million years ago when the water level fell and by sediments of the Yaque del Sur River. The lake is 9 to 12 miles (15 to 20 km) wide. Known as the Cul-de-Sac Depression in Haiti and the Hoya de Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic, parts of the rift valley are below sea level and are covered by large salt lakes.
    Lake Enriquillo covers an area of 102 square miles (265 km²) and is the lowest point in the Caribbean falling 129 feet (39 m) below sea level. Its drainage basin includes 10 minor river systems. The rivers that rise in the Neiba Mountains to the north (lower center and lower right of the image) are perennial. Those rivers that rise in the Baoruco Mountains to the south (upper center and upper left of the image) are intermittent.
    Lake Enriquillo has no outlet. The lake's water level varies because of a combination of storm-driven precipitation events and the region's high evaporation rate. Salinity in the lake can vary between 33 ppt to over 100 ppt. Tremors in the region are common. Just above the right center of the image, the other large salt lake in the rift valley, Etang Saumâtre located in the country of Haiti, is visible.
    The lake contains 3 islands: Isla Barbarita, Islita and Isla Cabritos. The last one is the largest of all and contains a National Park famous for the crocodiles and flamingos. When water levels drop as a result of dry spells, the islands are usually linked to each other by sandbars.
    The region is one of the hottest and most arid places in the Caribbean with an average annual rainfall of about 20 inches or more, which is why evaporation occurs quickly in the area and which is also why you can find plants that thrive in arid climates here.
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    Post by julianaprestes@yahoo.com on Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:04 am

    Hi I am Atena here. And because I am under 13 years old my mom is posting this. Hope you like it!

    Lake Okeechobee is the 2nd largest lake in the United States in the state of Florida. Lake Okeechobee covers about 730 square miles and it is very shallow with a depth of only nine feet.
    Lake Okeechobee is thought to have been formed out of the ocean about 6,000 years ago. It holds about a trillion gallons of fresh water!
    The name Okeechobee comes from the Hitchi words ''oki'' (water) and ''chubi'' (big) meaning big water.
    Fishing is a favorite activity at lake Okeechobee. The most common fish are bass,crappie,and blugill. Lake Okeechobee has provided people and animals food and water throughout the centuries.

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    Post by clutch on Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:42 am

    Loch Ness (Scottish Gaelic: Loch Nis) is a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands ( [show location on an interactive map] 57°18′N 4°27′W / 57.3°N 4.45°W / 57.3; -4.45) extending for approximately 37 km (23 miles) southwest of Inverness. Its surface is 15.8 metres (52 ft) above sea level. Loch Ness is best known for the alleged sightings of the legendary Loch Ness Monster, also known as "Nessie".

    It is connected at the southern end by the River Oich and a section of the Caledonian Canal to Loch Oich. At the northern end there is the Bona Narrows which opens out into Loch Dochfour, which feeds the River Ness and a further section of canal to Inverness. It is one of a series of interconnected, murky bodies of water in Scotland; its water visibility is exceptionally low due to a high peat content in the surrounding soil.
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    Post by Raxar on Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:43 pm

    Hi, I am Raxar, and today I will explain to you everything you need to know about the Black Sea!

    The Black Sea (known as the Euxine Sea, in antiquity; Latin: Pontus Euxinus) is an inland sea between southeastern Europe and Asia Minor and The Black Sea has an area of 422,000 km² and a maximum depth of 2210 m.

    Countries bordering on the Black Sea are Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, and Georgia. The Black Sea is suprisengly a freshwater lake. The Black Sea was a busy waterway on the crossroads of the ancient world: the Balkans to the West, the Eurasian steppes to the north, Caucasus and Central Asia to the East, Asia Minor and Mesopotamia to the south, and Greece to the south-west.


    In the years following the end of the Cold WarCold War
    The Cold War was the continuing state of conflict, tension and competition that existed between a number of world powers, including the United States, the Soviet Union, People's Republic of China, France, United Kingdom and those countries' respective allies from the mid-1940s to the early 1990s.


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    Post by XxMcho04xX on Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:00 pm

    Hey Hiki and judges and fellow chos! This is my project on a famous lake called......LAKE COMO! I got the pictures to work!! You may be asking... whats Lake Como? Well, its a super popular lake in Italy! I learned a lot in all my researches! study Well, enjoy oh and before I forget to learn more on this lake go to google obliviously Razz and google Lake Como! Read up about it! Its such a beautiful place!


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    Oh and PS: You wont ever see a chobot walking a pet or a nicho if you visit lake como lol but wouldn't that be cool!? Shocked
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    Post by Potter909 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:33 am

    Life on a coral reef
    Coral is a type of chalky rock. It is made up of the hard skeletons and the living bodies of millions of tiny coral animals that live in warm shallow tropical seas. Coral exists in many diffrent shapes and colours.
    After many years, the corals knit together to form huge ridges of reefs. The great barrier reef off the coast of Australia is 2,000 km(1,250 miles) long.
    Sometimes, the coral builds up to form islands and circular reefs called atolls. A coral reef is home to countless beautiful and unusual fish and plants that include:
    -Chocolate Clownfish
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    -Fairy Basset
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    -Moorish Idol
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    And many other amazing fish!
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    Post by Kiogre on Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:38 pm

    Lake titicaca (sounds funny! ti-ti-ca-ca lol Razz

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    Hope you like it, it took me like 1 day to do it Razz
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    Post by pieman112 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:43 pm

    At 143,200 square miles the Caspian Sea is the largest lake in the world! Shocked It is surrounded by Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan.The Famous Lakes! - Page 2 Caspia13This is a picture of the Caspian Sea from a stalite view and personally I thing it looks like a musical note Razz Well thats all for now so cya later Hiki Wink
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    Post by elise__23 on Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:50 am

    lol Very Happy i guess s1 did lake titicaca Sad
    its ok i did it too
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    Post by elise__23 on Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:02 am

    i also did this!

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    Post by Video on Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:59 pm

    Lake Baikal:
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    Post by iby101 on Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:35 pm

    I did an research about Lake Michigan.

    Information:

    Lake Michigan-Huron is the largest lake by surface area: 117,350 km². It also has the longest lake coastline in the world: 8,790 km. If Huron and Michigan are considered two lakes, Lake Superior is the largest lake, with 82,414 km². However, Huron still has the longest coastline at 6,157 km (2980 km excluding the coastlines of its many inner islands). The world's smallest geological ocean, the Caspian Sea, at 394,299 km² has a surface area greater than the six largest freshwater lakes combined, and it frequently cited as the world's largest lake.

    My lake made on paint.net:

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    Post by Jedilachlan on Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:01 am

    Hi Guyz and Galz,

    I have got some facts about 'Lake Titicaca'.

    Lake Titicaca is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world, at 3,812 meters (12,507 feet) above sea level. It is also South America's largest freshwater lake, with a surface area of approximately 8372 square kilometers.

    Lake Titicaca is loctated between Bolivia and Peru.

    Below is a picture of Lake Titicaca:
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    Now below is a map of Lake Titicaca:
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    I included the map if you happen to go to Lake Titicaca, so you don't get lost!

    If I win this contest, and I can choose the colour of my V-flag, can my V-flag please be pink?

    Also 'elise__23' please don't double post!!

    I hope you liked my facts!

    I hope I win the V-flag contest

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    Post by Chocice on Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:47 pm

    Hi everyone! Today I'm going to talk about Lake Taal in the Philippines I think that this lake is worth the name "famous lake" because it is one of the only lakes in the world with a volcano in it!

    It is located in Batangas province of the Philipines which is on the largest island that makes up the Philippines, Luzon. It is very close to the capital, Manila and so could possibly cause danger to those who live there. Lake Taal also holds the distinction of having the world's largest lake on an island in a lake on an island!

    The lake also has many species that are not usually found in freshwater lakes becuase until very recently it was connected to the sea. It is also home to the only freshwater sardine.

    Thanks for reading! And I hope you have learnt a little about Lake Taal!
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    Post by Bubu1028 on Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:09 am

    HGood luck guys Smile hiki is gonna pick today Smile
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    Post by Jhadow on Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:24 pm

    Well i think the famous lake is Loch Ness Lake.
    Loch Ness (pronounced /ˌlɒx ˈnɛs/, Scottish Gaelic: Loch Nis) is a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands ( [show location on an interactive map] 57°18′N 4°27′W / 57.3°N 4.45°W / 57.3; -4.45) extending for approximately 37 km (23 miles) southwest of Inverness. Its surface is 15.8 metres (52 ft) above sea level. Loch Ness is best known for the alleged sightings of the legendary Loch Ness Monster, also known as "Nessie".

    It is connected at the southern end by the River Oich and a section of the Caledonian Canal to Loch Oich. At the northern end there is the Bona Narrows which opens out into Loch Dochfour, which feeds the River Ness and a further section of canal to Inverness. It is one of a series of interconnected, murky bodies of water in Scotland; its water visibility is exceptionally low due to a high peat content in the surrounding soil.

    Loch Ness is the second largest Scottish loch by surface area at 56.4 km2 (21.8 sq mi) after Loch Lomond, but due to its great depth it is the largest by volume. Its deepest point is 230 m (754 ft),[1] deeper than the height of London's BT Tower at 189 m (620 ft) and deeper than any other loch with the exception of Loch Morar. It contains more fresh water than all lakes in England and Wales combined [2], and is the largest body of water on the Great Glen Fault, which runs from Inverness in the north to Fort William in the south.
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    Post by str999 on Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:33 am

    the Baykal Lake is the deepest lake in world
    its average deep is about 744.4 m (2,442 ft)
    At 1,642 meters (5,390 ft)it is the depest lake in world.Its age is estimated at 25–30 million years, making it one of the most ancient lakes in geological history.Russian: о́зеро Байка́л Ozero Baykal, meaning the rich lake.
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    Post by str999 on Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:36 am

    I also made a video with some images:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5thu-r6Cqo&feature=channel
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    Post by ashley_cool_girl on Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:34 am

    THE FAMOUS LAKE
    Kunming Lake (Chinese: 昆明湖; pinyin: Kūnmíng Hú) is the central lake on the grounds of the Summer Palace in Beijing, China. Together with the Longevity Hill, Kunming Lake forms the key landscape features of the Summer Palace gardens.

    With an area of 2.2 square kilometres (0.85 sq mi), Kunming Lake covers approximately three quarters of the Summer Palace grounds. It is fairly shallow with an average depth of only 1.5 metres (4.9 ft)[1]. Since the lake develops a solid ice cover in winter, it is used for ice skating.

    History

    Kunming Lake is a man-made lake. Its predecessors were called Wengshan (Jar Hill) Pond and Xihu Lake. They were reservoirs which had been used as sources of water both for the city and irrigation of fields over a period of 3,500 years. Guo Shoujing, a famous astronomer and engineer in his time, developed it into a reservoir for the capital of the Yuan Dynasty in 1291. The conversion of the area into an imperial garden was commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor with the work being carried out between 1750 and 1764. In the course of creating the gardens, the lake area was extended by a workforce of almost 10,000 laborers.

    In the year 1990 and 1991, the Beijing Municipal Government undertook the first dredging of the lake in 240 years. A total of 652,600 cubic meters of sludge were removed in the work. 205 Japanese bombs dropped during the Sino-Japanese War were also found.


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    KUNMING LAKE ON A SMOGGY TOMB SWEEPING HOLIDAY[img]
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    Post by Yhanz on Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:55 pm

    we have lots of lakes arounf the world
    lakes have different sizes,
    according in my book,
    there is a heart shaped lake -faints-
    lakes are also a home for small fishes, and other
    sea animals. lakes serves as good
    body of water
    heres my drawing :
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    LOL

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    Post by billybubble on Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:20 am

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