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The last of the Mohicans. The Cleanest Lakes and Rivers of the Planet

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Some water reservoirs of the planet have the cleanest cerulean water. It is so pure that we can see the underwater life for decades of meters. The reservoirs were saved from the toxic civilization influence. For thousands and million years the water will be crystal clear there. Some clearest lakes and rivers on the planet are located in the hard-to-get places. In order to see them, tourists have to overdo a difficult way. Other, otherwise, are located in the centres of the tourist life. And that neighbourhood let them save its ecological indexes. All clean reservoirs of the planes are wonderfully and actually having to be seen by the most curious travellers.

Crater Lake, USA

Crater Lake, the lake of unbelievable beauty, has placed in south-central Oregon in the western United States. It has formed from a caldera lake. This lake is known all over the world thanks to its unique deep blue water. According to the researchers, this water is one of the clearest in the whole world. Scientists say that approximately this lake had formed about 7,5 thousand years ago. Its mid-depth is about 350 meters. Sizes of the lake are also magnific, its length is about 10 km and width 8 km.

Crater Lake, USA This is the deepest lake not only in the United States but also on the territory of North America. Several years ago, there was formed a National Park. Today you can walk there on your own or walk with a guide and listen to a wonderful excursion. The main thing that you should do in the Park is to go to the crater of the silent volcano and to enjoy with the breathtaking views. Every year about 400 000 people visit this unique wildlife refuge from the whole world.

Crystal clear lake attracts not only curious travelers and ecologies but also researchers. Several years ago, the group of scientists made an outstanding experiment. Originally there wasn’t any fish in Crater Lake and ecologies decided to put some types of salmon and trout. Their experiment was successful and now the lake is full of fish. Tourists can go there for fishing with just one condition – they have to use the artificial baits. Next - Lake Zyuratkul

Lake Zyuratkul, Russia

Lake Zyuratkul, Russia Russia has a lot of wonderful lakes, one of them is Zyuratkul’ Lake. It has placed 754 m above sea level. The lake is a rare mountainous body of water for the Urals. The maximum depth of the lake is about 12 meters, the surface area is 13,5 km2. The lake is one of the clearest in the world, notwithstanding that, its water isn’t clear at all. The water has rather muddy tea color because many streams originate in marshes. Complete article

Piccaninnie Ponds, Australia

Piccaninnie Ponds, Australia In Australia on the territory of Piccaninnie Conservation Park has placed the so-named system of ponds. Piccaninnie Ponds is a popular site for divers. All three pounds have crystal clear water. However, they differ from each other by the unique peculiarities. “The first pound” is not big, its depth is about 10 meters. The second “Chasm” is a sinkhole with a depth of over 100 metres. The water in this pound is crystal clear, you can see about 40 meters deep. Complete article

Masyukok Lake, Japan

Masyukok Lake, Japan In Japan, on the territory of Hokkaido Island, is situated one more crystal clear lake – Mashu. It is located in Akan National Park. The lake is surrounded by the wonderful mountain ranges and is densely forested. This crystal-clear lake had formed in a cauldron of the active volcano. The water has deep blue color thanks to the unique mineral composition. Hundreds of tourists visit the lake daily. Walking in the park with a guide, you will hear an interesting excursion about the Park and its peculiarities. Complete article

Bowman Lake, USA

Bowman Lake, USA Bowman Lake is famous for its clearest water. It was located on the territory of Glacier National Park in Montana, the USA. Notwithstanding that fact that the reservation is full of various natural landmarks, a small number of tourists visit it. Thanks to that, the unique ecological system stays unchanged. Bowman Lake differs from others in its area, the length is about 11 km and width around 1,5 km. Complete article

Lake Sheosar, Pakistan

Lake Sheosar, Pakistan In the North of Pakistan, you can find a wonderful Sheosar Lake. It was placed on the territory of Deosai National Park. The lake is world known thanks to its crystal-clear water. For hundreds of years the lake has been being the clearest reservoir on the planet. Its maximum depth goes up to 40 meters and length is about 2,3 km, width 1,8 km. The lake is situated in a remote mountain region, at a high of 4 142 metres above the sea level. Complete article

Peyto Lake, Canada

Peyto Lake, Canada Peyto Lake is a glacier-fed lake in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. This lake has placed in a wonderful valley near the mountain range, its area is about 5,3 square meters. The lake extends for about 2,8 kilometers long and 800 meters in width. It was found by the traveler Bill Peyto. That’s why it was decided to name the lake in honor of its discoverer. Complete article

Lake Baikal, Russia

Lake Baikal, Russia Lake Baikal is a rift lake located in southern Siberia, Russia. It is the largest freshwater lake by the volume in the world (1642 m), containing a quarter of the world's fresh surface water. Its surface area is 31,7 square meters. The lake is surrounded by the unique natural landscapes that appeal researchers and ordinary travellers with its beauty. Baikal is the home to thousands of plants species and animals, many of which exist nowhere else in the world. Complete article

Moraine Lake, Canada

Moraine Lake, Canada Moraine Lake is a glacially fed lake in Banff National Park, Canada. The lake area is just about 500 square meters and 14 meters deep. However, it is hard to find the more beautiful lake in the world. Walter Wilcox is the first person who had found this unique wonderful lake. When he saw it, he couldn’t take eyes from it for about half an hour. Later, in the memoirs, he wrote that those thirty minutes were the happiest time in his life. Complete article

Jenny Lake, USA

Jenny Lake, USA Jenny Lake is located on the territory of Grand Teton National Park in north-west Wyoming, USA. The lake was also formed by glaciers and has located 2 000 meters above the sea level. Researchers say that this lake has formed 12 000 years ago. It is estimated to be 129 m deep and encompasses 482 ha. While the lake is one of the clearest in the world, researchers and tourists can use motor boats. Complete article

Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

Lake Pukaki, New Zealand New Zealand is rich with wonderful lakes that attract tourists. One of them - Pukaki - has placed on the South Island. Pukaki is a glacier lake that became popular thanks to the deep blue watercolor. More than that, it is beautiful and very clear. Its whole area is about 178,7 km2 and it has placed at 500 meters high above the sea level. The reservoirs length is 15 km and width 8 km. Complete article

Lake Tahoe, USA

Lake Tahoe, USA The wonderful freshwater lake Tahoe has located in the picturesque rock region Sierra-Nevada, California. This lake is quite popular among tourists because near has located several popular skiing resorts. Lake Tahoe is on the second place in a list of the deepest USA lakes. Its depth is about 305 meters and the whole area is over 495 square meters. Notwithstanding that fact that Tahoe is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, it is also easy to reach. The lake is surrounded by the major highways. Complete article

Blue Lake, New Zealand

Blue Lake, New Zealand Rotomairewhenua Lake has the clearest natural fresh water in the world. Its name is quite hard to pronounce. It translates from Maori as the "Blue Lake". This small freshwater lake has placed on the territory of Nelson Lakes National Park in New Zealand. It is a part of the complex system of lakes. The lake was detailed researched only in 2011 and it has shown that the lake’s water is extremely clear. Complete article

Petermann River, Greenland

Petermann River, Greenland Not only lakes but also rivers adore with its clearness. Petermann River is a great example of it. The river flows throughout Greenland. People also know it as Blue River. The river rises at the so-named glacier, which melts and makes several brooks in the summertime. All they form a single river, which water has deep blue colour. Complete article

Weddell Sea, Antarctica

Weddell Sea, Antarctica The Weddell Sea, one more clearest lake of the world, has placed near the Coast of Western Antarctica. The name it has received thanks to John Weddell, who made an inspection trip to this places in 1832. The whole area of the sea is about 2,9 million km2 and max depth – 6,8 thousand meters. The lake has two peculiarities. One is the amazing blue color of water and another is a number of huge ice floes swimming in it the entire year. Complete article
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