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somegal113 :

On the news lately has been an ongoing argument about lake Baikal. Do you think the people who live around lake Baikal should have the largest say in what happens to the lake? why? why is the lake so important to them?

Stephen C :
"Wouldn't it be a perfect world if the people who know the most about someting were the ones to decide its fate. I may be wrong, but i believe this lake was drawn down by the Russian government to accomodate irrigation for the farms in the area. The problem is that they emptied the lake. It appears to have affected the fishing a great deal. Face it, almost everything ou species touches turns to crap."
MEonly :

is lake baikal in Europe or Asia?

torry :
"i think Asia but it been a while so ya thats what i got to say bout it!! To tell ya the truth i think tha tits in Asia so that is gonna be my final ancwer Asia!"
The Corinthian :
"Lake Baikal lies in Southern Siberia in Russia between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and Buryatia to the southeast near the city of Irkutsk. That's in Asia, my friend!"
Eric J :
"It's in Asia, in the country of Russia."
johnnyangelforyou :
"we are talking about shamballa, a place only a few have been yes it is located in the altai mountains. correct me if i am wrong, but this northern russian lake. up in siberia is the deepest and holds 20 percent of the earth's fresh water. I'm thirsty"
The_Glorious_SOB :
"It's in North Asia. Specifically, Lake Baikal, the oldest & deepest lake in the world, is in Siberia just north of the Mongolia border."
Mylyf as a strangerzZ :
"Actually, lake baikal is located in the world's largest country/territory which is the Russia. Russia stretches its land area from the continent of Europe in the West and headed to the Vast Asia in the East. Lake Baikal is situated at the Siberian Region in the Center of Russia, so Lake Baikal is a part of Asia. And also Lake Baikal is the world's deepest lake according to some studies and it is written in THe Guiness book of records."
Sandeep N :
"Lake Baikal is in Asia."
Connie B :
"It's in Russia, which is on the continent of Asia. Here's more info. including a map:"
steiner1745 :
"It's in Asia, more specifically in Siberia."
BOMMAREDDY A :
"it ia deepest lake in world. located in russia"
RememberDime :

I know it's the worlds deepest freshwater lake, and it is very large in surface area too, but just how much water is in Lake Baikal?

prasadpepakayala :
"Lake Baikal,a lake in Southern Siberia, Russia, between Irkutsk Oblast on the northwest and Buryatia on the southeast, near Irkutsk. It is a World Heritage Site. The name derives from Tatar "Bai-Kul" - "rich lake". It is also known as the Blue Eye of Siberia. At 636 km/395 miles long and 80 km/50 miles wide, Baikal has the largest surface area of any freshwater lake in Asia (31,494 km²/12,165 miles²) and is the deepest lake in the world (1637m/5369 ft—previously measured to 1620m/5314 ft). Therefore, in Russian tradition Baikal is called the "sea", and in the Buryat and Mongol languages it is called Dalai-Nor, or "Sacred Sea". Its age is estimated at 25-30 million years, making it one of the most ancient lakes in geological history. It is unique among large, high-latitude lakes in that its sediments have not been scoured by overriding continental ice sheets. U.S. and Russian studies of sediment cores in the 1990s provide a detailed record of climatic variation over the past 250,000 years. Longer and deeper sediment cores are expected in the near future. If all the sediment were scoured from the lake, it would be 9 km/5.5 miles deep. The lake is completely surrounded by mountains, technically protected as a national park and contains 22 small islands, the largest, Olkhon, being 72 km/45 miles long. The lake is fed by some 300 inflowing rivers, the six main ones being Selenga, the source of some of Baikal's pollution, Chikoy, Khiloh, Uda, Barguzin and Upper Angara, and is drained through a single outlet, the Angara River. The bottom of the lake is 1285 m/4215 ft below sea level and is the deepest continental rift on the earth. Its volume—23,000 km³/5521 miles³—is approximately equal to the total volume of the five Great Lakes of North America, or to about 20% of the total fresh water on the earth. Baikal is a young rift lake. The rift widens about 2 centimeters/1 inch a year. The fault zone is seismically active: there are hot springs in the area and notable earthquakes every few years. The extent of biodiversity present in Lake Baikal is equalled by few other lakes. As many as 852 species and 233 varieties of algae and 1550 species and varieties of animals inhabit the lake; many of them are endemic species. The world-famous Baikal Seal (Phoca sibirica), the only mammal living in the lake, is found throughout the whole area of the lake. Baikal is renowned for the unique clarity of its waters. Muted protest about the establishment of a wood pulp and cellulose plant at the south end of the lake, at Baikalsk, first planned in 1957, originated ecological awareness among educated Russians, though not among the Soviet bureaucracy. The plant still pours industrial effluent into Baikal's waters. The overall impacts of watershed pollution on Baikal and similar watersheds is studied annually by the Tahoe Baikal Institute, an exchange program between the U.S. and Russian and Mongolian scientists and university graduate students started in 1989. Very little was known about Lake Baikal until work began on the Trans-Siberian railway. The scenic loop encircling Lake Baikal required 200 bridges and 33 tunnels. At the same time (1896–1902) a large hydrogeographical expedition headed by F.K. Drizhenko produced the first detailed atlas of the contours of Baikal's depths."

 

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asianpickup
Date: 2008-02-05 13:30:23

Lake Baikal is in Southern Siberia in Russia between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and Buryatia to the southeast near the city of Irkutsk. The name Baikal comes from Baigal or Байгал which in the Mongolian language means "nature". It is also known as the "Blue Eye of Siberia". In Buryat language and Mongol language it is called Dalai-Nor, which m


Coolandcalm
Date: 2008-02-05 13:30:23

At 1637 meters deep (5314 feet) with its body 1285 meters (4215 feet) below sea level, Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world!


davin
Date: 2008-02-05 13:30:23

The bus with eight Italian tourists crashed on Olkhon Island (Baikal lake, Russia). Two women, 62 and 77, died. The driver is guilty, local police suspends. (In Russian, use a translate tool).


dalgic
Date: 2008-02-05 13:30:23

In the recent years, the planet has suddenly started to swell. The phenomenon is even registered with high-accuracy lasers tracing satellites in the orbit.The Earth's radius increases by about one millimeter a year and the ocean level goes up. For example, the Baikal Lake gets 2 centimeters wider every year.



MatveevAleksandr

Date: 2011-12-19 09:49:33

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