Over the past few weeks we have brought you information about some of the most amazing bodies of water on this beautiful planet of ours, and today we end this series with yet more of these..
We are doing this to try and foster a love of our natural water resources in the hope that individuals like you will come to understand why it is so important that we look after not only our drinking water sources but also look after these beautiful natural bodies of water across the globe.
Manicouagan Reservoir in Canada is also known as the “Eye of Quebec.” Lake Manicougan was formed when a meteorite struck the earth’s surface several hundred million years ago, and covers an area of approximately 2000 square kilometres. The central part of the ring is raised, and its highest point is known as Mount Babel.
Plitvice Lakes are a series of 16 interlinked lakes that lie within a forested national park in Croatia, and cascade into waterfalls. The lakes are separated by natural limestone dams. The park in which the lakes lie has rich biodiversity, including rare animals like lynx, European polecats, and wolves, and was declared a National Park in 1949. The Plitvice Lakes are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Champagne Pool in New Zealand is so called because carbon dioxide gas constantly bubbles through it much like it does in in a glass of champagne. The hot spring was formed nearly a century ago, and has a surface water temperature of about 74°C. The edges of the pool are vibrant orange that is rich in silica, with deposits of antimony sulphides and arsenic. The rocks surrounding the pool are rich with deposits of gold, silver, mercury and thallium.
Pamukkale Travertine Terraces in Turkey, also known as the Cotton Castle, consist of vibrant pools of turquoise water in limestone terraces which were once deposited by flowing, mineral-rich hot springs. The terraces are situated next to the ancient Roman city of Hieropolis which, together with the terraces, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kelimutu Crater Lakes in Indonesia are three crater lakes, each a different colour, that are situated on top of the Kelimutu volcano in Indonesia. The lakes are next to each other within the crest of the same volcano and change their colours periodically, ranging from blue to green, red, black, and even chocolate brown or white. The three lakes have different temperatures and chemical compositions.
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