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Goczalkowickie Lake, Poland

January 15th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Goczalkowickie Lake - near Jastrzebie Zdroj in Poland.

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Lake Zlotnickie, Poland

January 15th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Lake Zlotnickie - near Szklarska Poreba and Karpacz in southern Poland.

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Lesnianskie Lake, Poland

January 15th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Lesnianskie Lake near Szklarska Poreba and Karpacz in southern Poland.

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Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, Peru

December 24th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Lake Titicaca is a lake located on the border of Bolivia and Peru. It sits 3,812 m (12,507 feet) above sea level making it the highest commercially navigable lake in the world. By volume of water it is also the largest lake in South America.

The lake is located at the northern end of the endorheic Altiplano basin high in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia. The western part of the lake lies within the Puno Region of Peru, and the eastern side is located in the Bolivian La Paz Department.

The lake is composed of two nearly separate sub-basins that are connected by the Strait of Tiquina which is 800m across at the narrowest point. The larger sub-basin, Lago Grande (also called Lago Chucuito) has a mean depth of 135m and a maximum depth of 284m. The smaller sub-basin, Lago Huiñaimarca (also called Lago Pequeño) has a mean depth of 9m and a maximum depth of 40m. The overall average depth of the lake is 107m.

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Khanka Lake, Russia

December 23rd, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Khanka Lake is a transboundary freshwater body located on the border between Heilongjiang Province, Northeast China and Primorsky Krai, Russia (at [show location on an interactive map] 45°0′N, 132°25′E). It is situated 120 km from Jixi. The area of the lake is 4,190 km² of which 3,030 km² are located in Russia, and 1,160 km²—in China. The area around the lake is an important wetland habitat and forms a National Nature Reserve on the Chinese side and the Khanka Lake Nature Reserve on the Russian side. It is a remarkable site for nature protection, eco-tourism as well as scientific research (concerning bird migrations). The rare Lesser White-fronted Goose makes its home upon this lake. The lake area located on Chinese territory belongs to the Chinese government and is exploited by collective farms or state farms for fishery, agriculture and livestock raising.

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West Twin Lake, Michigan, USA

November 27th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

West Twin Lake in Michigan, USA. On the right sight East Twin Lake.

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Manavgat, Turkey

November 19th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Manavgat is a town and district of Antalya Province of Turkey, 110 km (68 mi) from the city of Antalya. Manavgat River has a famous waterfall.

Between the Taurus Mountains to the north, and the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean coast, much of the district is flat. This is good farmland and agriculture is well-developed in Manavgat, keeping livestock and growing crops including grains, sesame and many fruits and vegetables; in recent years olives have been planted. There is no industry except for food-processing, so apart from agriculture the local economy depends on tourism.

The mountains are covered in forest and typical Mediterranean shrubs, there are small plains higher in the mountains too, traditionally used for summer grazing by the yörük nomads. Manavgat has a Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and warm, wet winters; the temperature rarely drops to freezing. The district is watered by the Manavgat River, which is dammed for hydro-electric power in two places. In 2001 plans began to export water from these reservoirs to Israel and other Mediterranean countries including Malta and Cyprus; as of 2006 these plans are on hold.

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Dry lake, Vozrozhdeniya Island, Uzbekistan

September 11th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Dry lake on Vozrozhdeniya Island. Former Soviet chemical and biological weapons facility.

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