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Lake Onega and Rybinsk Reservoir in Northwestern Russia

61.6N 35.5E

July 15th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Russia - July 12th, 2011

Several large bodies of water can be observed in northwestern Russia. In the upper left quadrant is Lake Onega, located in the territory of Republic of Karelia, Leningrad Oblast and Vologda Oblast. It belongs to the basin of Baltic Sea, Atlantic Ocean, and is the second largest lake in Europe after Lake Ladoga. The lake is fed by about 50 rivers and is drained by the Svir River.

Southeast of Lake Onega is the Rybinsk Reservoir, a vast water reservoir on the Volga River and its tributaries Sheksna and Mologa, formed by Rybinsk Hydroelectric Station dam, located on the territories of Tver, Vologda, and Yaroslavl Oblasts.

White Sea and Hazy Skies Over Lakes Onega and Ladoga, Russia

61.6N 35.5E

August 18th, 2010 Category: Lakes

Russia - August 4th, 2010

Despite its dark blue color, the body of water in the upper left quadrant is known as the White Sea. It is an inlet of the Barents Sea on the northwest coast of Russia. It is surrounded by Karelia to the west, the Kola peninsula to the north, and the Kanin Peninsula to the northeast.

Two other bodies of water can also be observed to the south: Lake Onega and Lake Ladoga (lower left corner). The skies over these lakes appear slightly hazy due to smoke from wildfires in other parts of Russia (click here for previous articles).

Lake Onega and Lake Ladoga, near Gulf of Finland – April 23rd, 2009

April 23rd, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Lakes, Russia - April 9th, 2009

Lakes, Russia - April 9th, 2009

Russian lakes displaying various degrees of thaw are visible here, northeast of the Gulf of Finland (center left). The two largest are Lake Onega (top right) and Lake Ladoga (middle). The former is covered by snow and ice, while the latter has some ice ringing its shoreline and some gradually breaking apart in the center.

Lake Ladoga is a freshwater lake located in Republic of Karelia and Leningrad Oblast in northwestern Russia, not far from Saint Petersburg. It is the largest lake in Europe, and the 14th largest lake by area in the world.

The lake’s area is 17,891 km² (excluding its islands). Its length (north to south) is 219 km, average width is 83 km, average depth is 51 m, and maximum depth is about 230 m (in the north-western part).

Separated from the Baltic Sea by the Karelian Isthmus, it drains into the Gulf of Finland via the Neva River.

Lake Onega, on the other hand, has a surface area of 9,894 km², a volume of 280 km³, and a maximum depth of 120 m. It is the second largest lake in Europe, and the 18th largest lake by area in the world.

It is fed by 58 rivers, the main rivers being the Shuya, Suna, Vodla, Vytegra and Andoma.