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Lakes of Khibiny

Lakes of the Khibiny tundra

Lake Poligonalnoe The Khibiny tundra - is the land of lakes. The lakes were formed due to low water permeability of the crystalline rocks, mass of tectonic depressions and fractures but primarily due to large amount of precipitation. Naturally, lakes are closed areas which ...
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Maly and Bolshoi Vud’javr lakes

Maly and Bolshoi Vud’javr lakes Few people know that in the center of the Kola peninsula, in southern part of charming Khibiny tundra there is a proud of the Khibiny land - Maly and Bolshoi Vud’javr lakes. Undivided like mother and baby, lakes are joined together by Vud’javrjok river ...
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Water Basin of Vud’javr Lake

Water Basin of Vud’javr Lake Basins of the Khibiny tundra include rivers that flow to Imandra lake and Umbozero lake. So, Kukisvum valley belongs to Imandra lake basin. It should be noted that water flow here is to and from. On the way to the south from pass one can come ...
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Flora and fauna of Vud’javr lake

Flora and fauna of Vud’javr lake Flora and fauna of Maly and Bolshoi Vud’javr directly depend on adjacent territory. In particular nearby mountain area is characterized by fascinating vertical zoning of vegetation – a sort of «vegetation pyramid». At the foot of the mountains ...
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Imandra lake

Imandra lake Imandra lake is located in Murmansk region in the south-west of the Kola peninsula or to be precise – in the west of the Khibiny mountains, thus enframing the western part of the Khibiny massif and it is the largest lake of the European subarctic ...
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Name origin of Imandra lake

Name origin of Imandra lake Famous geographer Nikoly Poppe believed that name of the lake coined from word «Imatra» as it has the same root. Probably the name is of really ancient origin as indigenous Lappish people called lake «Aiverjavr» but it is not used anymore ...
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Imandra lake - History of study

Imandra lake was found in geographic maps quite late in spite of its sizes and location in the west of the Khibiny massif, on the way between Murmansk and White sea. First mentions about large water entity in Lapland dates back to 1539 in the maps ...
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Water Basin of Imandra Lake

Water Basin of Imandra Lake Waterbasin of Imandra lake resembles world-wide known Baikal lake that gives way only to one waterflow - Angara river. Lapland pearl of Russian land has a lot of inflows as brooks and rivers, but waterflow is only one - Niva river ...
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Flora and fauna of Imandra lake

Flora and fauna of Imandra lake Imandra is a real subarctic lake located in the center of the Kola peninsula. But its location in cold northern longitudes does not imply that there is no fish in the lake. Imandra’s fisheries comprise of 14 species: char, whitefish, lake trout and arctic salmon ...
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Umbozero lake

Umbozero lake Umbozero lake is located in Murmansk region in the west of Russia. This lake is considered the second by size and first by depth in the Kola peninsula. Water surface area is 422 square kilometers; maximum depth sometimes is of 115 meters ...
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Water Basin of Umbozero Lake

Water Basin of Umbozero Lake Umbozero has several inflows: northern ones are Sura and Chuda rivers, eastern is Kitsa river. In the south there is Umba riverhead. Chuda river stretches for 17 kilometers along Kirovsk town district and inflows into Umbozero. Its area is 49 square kilometers ...
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Flora and fauna of Umbozero lake

Flora and fauna of Umbozero lake The Khibiny and Lovozero tundra is characterized by high-altitude landscapes different by flora and fauna. Umbozero is located at a height of 419 meters and belongs to mpountain - forest belt until elevation 400-450 meters above the sea level ...
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Gol’tsovoye lake

Gol’tsovoye lake Gol’tsovoye lake is located in the north of the Khibiny massif in the Kola peninsula, Murmansk region. One of the ideas that it is due to large amount of arctic char that it got its name. Saami, local people, called the lake Paikun’javr ...
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