Lake Aydarkul

Lake Aydarkul

Lake Aydarkul is named as turquoise "sea in sand". It admires and fascinates all who saw it. Lake Aydarkul is an ecological antipode of the Aral Sea, a big closed reservoir which attracts wanderers who got tired of the desert and steppes.

An admiration is felt when arriving at Aydar-Arnaysay water system. Here on the one side isKyzylkum, on the other is a lake behind whichare visible ridges. Once in this place there were saline soils. Small mountain rivers and streams formed lakes which appeared later. In the present time they merged with waters of Chardarin reservoir in a one big reservoir, Lake Aydarkul.

Area of the reservoir is 3000 square kilometers. It is forbidden to move away from the shore on a motor boat for more than three kilometers. A boat with the powerful motor is necessary in order to reach middle of the lakesafely. Nowadays size of Aydarkul is 247 m above the sea according to the Baltic system.

Lake Aydarkul

There are no undercurrents on the lake. Water is more salty to the west, in the western places the salinity comprise more than 8 grams per a liter. In sources of the east - 3-5 grams, that makes up auspicious conditions for a biological existence. Thanks to these conditions the lake is a base of fishery and gives a third of all fish of the Republic. At Aydarkul dwell such fish as: carp, asp, pike perch, sheatfish, sabrefish, bream. Also various waterfowls live there. So at these edges it is possible to see swans, pink pelicans, white herons, dives, etc. In mountainsblack storks twist their nests. These birds are included in Red books of many countries. Also, the zoological world in this area is very rich.

In spring and in summer alpine meadows are decorated with bright red tulips and snow-white acacias. This is a very favorable vacation spot for tourists. It is possible to fish, to swim and sunbathe there.