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Cluster of Lakes in Western Russia

58.3N 38.4E

June 6th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Russia - May 23rd, 2011

Several lakes can be seen in this image of western Russia. The largest, at the bottom, is Rybinsk Reservoir. It is a vast man-made water reservoir on the Volga River.

The second largest lake in the image is Lake Beloye, center left. It is of an approximately round shape with a diameter of 46 km, maximum depth is 110 ft.

Between Rybinsk Reservoir and Lake Beloye are the Sheknsna Reservoir or Sheksninskoe Reservoir, on the Sheksna River (left), and Kubenskoe Lake, stretching for 60 km from north-west to south-east (right, elongated shape). It is the source of the Sukhona River.

In the upper part of the image are two other lakes: Lake Lacha (top) and Lake Vozhe (below the former). Lake Vozhe, also known as Lake Charondskoye, drains through the Svid River into Lake Lacha, from which the Onega River flows out.

Lake Lacha and Kargopol on Onega River, Russia

61.5N 38.9E

December 17th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Russia - December 1st, 2010

Lake Lacha (lower right quadrant) is a lake in northwest Russia in the Arkhangelsk Oblast, near the old city of Kargopol. The lake has a surface area of 356 kmĀ².

Kargopol is a town in and the administrative center of Kargopolsky District of Arkhangelsk Oblast. It is situated on both sides of the Onega River several miles north of Lake Lacha. Here, it is most evident on the west bank, appearing as a white area.