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Green Waters of Lake Manych-Gudilo in Russia

46.3N 42.7E

May 29th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Russia - April 28th, 2010

Russia - April 28th, 2010

Lake Manych-Gudilo is a large saltwater reservoir lake in Kalmykia, Russia. Part of the lake lies also in Rostov Oblast and Stavropol Krai. It has an area of about 344 km² and average depth of only about 0.6 m.

Lake Manych-Gudilo is the source of the West Manych River, which flows north-west, through a number of reservoirs, falling into the lower Don a short distance upstream from Rostov-na-Donu and the Don’s fall into the Sea of Azov.

Temperatures in the region through the year can range from -30°C in winter to 40°C in summer. The area is also home to many species of birds and is the site of the Chernye Zemli Biosphere Reserve.

Agriculture Around Lake Manych-Gudilo, Russia

46.3N 42.7E

July 5th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Russia - June 21st, 2009

Russia - June 21st, 2009

Tan, brown and green fields create checkered patterns across the Russian lands north of the Black Sea and the border with Georgia. Temperatures in the region through the year can range from -30°C in winter to 40°C in summer.

Several rivers criss-cross the landscape as well, including the West Manych River, which has its source in Lake Manych-Gudilo (above the center), a large saltwater reservoir lake. The lake has an area of about 344 km² but an average depth of only about 0.6 m.

The West Manych River flows north-west from the lake, through a number of reservoirs, eventually falling into the lower Don River.