Situated in a National Park Nelson lakes(New Zealand), Blue lake, known as Rotomahana – holds the title of the cleanest lakes in the world. Scientific tests carried out in 2011 the new Zealand National Institute of water and atmospheric research (NIWA) showed that Rotomahana – pristine freshwater lake known to man.
According to research it was noted that visibility through the water is 80 meters.Blue lake is characterized by purple-blue shades which may be seen in clear water like this:
Blue lake fed by another, nearby, lake Constance:
The lake is situated at an altitude of over kilometers above sea level, to be precise – 1200 meters. The water temperature is always within 5-8 degrees Celsius. Pure Blue lakes are sacred to local Maori tribes, and to enter into the lake is strictly prohibited. Even to make underwater photos, the authorities had negotiated with Maori representatives dive into the water.
National Park Nelson lakes
National Park Nelson lakes located in the Northern part of new Zealand’s Southern Alps, and located the nearest town is Nelson. The national Park was established in 1956, covers an area of 1020 square kilometers.
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The island of são Miguel is the largest and most charming among all the Azores. Its dimensions are 65 kilometers long and 12 kilometers wide. The island’s population is a little over 120,000 people. This island is quite often referred to as the “green island” because of its beautiful green landscape. There are not many comfortable beaches Practically the entire coastline is a marine rocks that crash into the shore, especially on the East coast. The highest point in the San Miguel mountain Pico da Vara (1103 metres).
The capital of the island — Ponta Delgada (Ponta Delgada).
In the Northern part of San Miguel is “the lake of Fire” (Lagoa do Fogo), where tourists can cook “cozido das Furnas”, the famous Azorean dish (meat, stewed in the hot springs). Way of cooking this dish is quite spicy: a pan of raw meat and vegetables wrapped in cloth and buried in volcanic ash for several hours.
The second largest city on the island after the capital is Ribeira Grande (Ribeira Grande). It is a 20-minute drive from Ponta Delgada. There is quite a beautiful historic centre and beautiful beaches, with very good conditions for surfing. In addition, it is the most convenient point for trips Continue reading
The defenders of the Kurgalsky reserve guard from building a lake Lipovskoye
Environmental action in defense of Kurgalsky zakaznik, which was attended on Saturday, 25 may, about 40 residents of the village of Kurgolovo the Kingisepp district of the Leningrad region — just another phase in the struggle for the inviolability of protected areas. About this today, on may 27, the correspondent of IA REGNUM informed the members of the initiative group in defense of the “Kurgalsky” zakaznik.
According to the testimony of a member of the Board of OBEO “Green World” Vera Ovcharenko, under threat of land — the protected forest on the shore of the lake, which the inhabitants were taken under the protection and consistently protect.
“Build has ordered local authorities, while permits are not available. A few days ago, in the time of the construction of piles. But the array is located in a protective forest water protection zones by their unique biological characteristics of lake Lipovskoye protected mode “Kurgalsky” reserve”, — Continue reading