Reservoirs that are best sidestep
• Reservoirs that are best sidestep
Nature of the Earth has always created an incredible combination of events that reflect the conditions literally from another planet, and different from anything we are accustomed to ever see. In the old days, such phenomena were attributed to evil spirits or evil spirits. Today, science can give an explanation of most of the natural anomalies, but that they do not become more friendly.
These waters have always been a source of dubious fame: some of them this was always the other - the result of human actions. All of them are different in nature, but they are united by one thing - from them is better to stay away.
Rio Tinto, Spain
River water painted red. This stems from the high concentration of iron and copper and the acidity of water. For several hundred years in the headwaters of the river are mined minerals, which led to the pollution of the river. In its corrosive waters are not good for fishing, and, no matter how hot the body of water can not wet, even legs.
Boiling Lake, Dominica
This lake might well become a thermal resort, if not for one thing: the water temperature in the water ranges from 82 to 91, 5 ° C. The lake is not something that is not recommended to swim, and even come near it is prohibited. Due to the jets of hot air and lava periodically rises from the depths, you can simply boil alive.
Citarum River, Indonesia
This river residents of West Java and adapted to the needs of agriculture and water supply, and for industry, and for many other purposes. In about five million inhabitants of the river basin, and over the years the use of pond water, they turned it into a real dump. If out of the river to take a sample, it is possible to find almost all of the elements of the periodic table, it is necessary to say that the concentration of most of them several times higher than acceptable norms.
Smooth blue surface of the pond is actually deceptive. The lake is a real bomb: hidden under the water column more than 250 cubic kilometers of carbon dioxide and about 65 km ³ methane. The lake is located in the rift valley, which gradually increases, causing volcanic activity that, in turn, can lead to explosion. As a result, the last eruption of the volcano in the district water in the pond and the fish boil welded alive.
Since October 1951, in a picturesque pond in the Chelyabinsk region began to bury liquid radioactive wastes. Presumably, by now in the lake it has accumulated about 120 million curies of radioactive materials. In 2015, the lake is planned to completely fill up, but even these measures can not prevent the radioactive contamination of groundwater, which may well serve as a source of power nearby ponds.
Potomac River, USA
This river is not conducted any dumping or disposal of radioactive wastes. It is dangerous strong undercurrents. Together with rapids and waterfalls, these seemingly quiet areas pose a mortal threat and take a high toll of lives dozens of fans of water extreme.
The Blue Lagoon, United Kingdom
Before the turquoise waters of an abandoned quarry is difficult to resist. But no matter how high the temptation, do not swim here. Receives water beautiful color due to limestone rocks, the pH level of the water is 11, 3, which can cause skin and eye irritation, fungal infection or stomach problems.
The Well of Jacob, USA
An underwater cave with a diameter of 4 meters each year attracts thousands of divers. Under water there are several caves connected by narrow passages, which many adventurers will certainly want to explore. But how well is beautiful, and just as dangerous: underwater corridors have already claimed the lives of eight divers.