Sweet lake

This extraordinary sweet lake is located near the village of Kocherdyk in the south of the Chelyabinsk region of Russia.

This extraordinary sweet lake is located near the village of Kocherdyk in the south of the Chelyabinsk region of Russia

It is located on the territory of the reserve Kocherdykskiy. It is former hydrological natural monument of regional significance.

Presumably, sweet lake is preserved part of the ancient, larger water education. Inherent to the salt composition of water alkalinity and the presence in it of mineral mud indicates that at antiquity there was an isolated pool, which could not be part of an ancient sea.

In the mineral composition of water of sweet lake predominate sodium ions, chlorine hydrocarbons, boron and other salts, salicylic acid compounds. The water in the lake is very sweet and soft, alkaline, is characterized by high mineralization. At the first taste sensations such water seems a little sweet, but strong taste salty-alkaline.

Fish and other animals in the sweet lake organisms are not found. Furthermore, there is no algae. Coastal reeds deprived of bird nests. Lakeside is white due to substances contained in the water. Along the banks there are outcrops of groundwater.

There are several legends about the origin of the lake's name. One of them says that the sweet lake came pugachevtsy squad fleeing after defeat at Troyetskaya fortress. When it reached the water, they eagerly began to drink cool and tasty water. And the next day after a swim in the lake all the wounds on the bodies of the alleged delayed. Surprised by this, pugachevtsy gave him the name of the sweet lake.

As scientists discovered in the sweet lake the water is alkaline. It contains sodium chloride and soda. It is the presence of these substances with specific concentration and gives the water of Lake unusual taste, as well as other qualities. The locals wash clothes in the lake without soap.

Therapeutic properties of water and mud are attracted to the sweet lake many tourists. People come here not only to residents of the Chelyabinsk region, but also in other regions of Russia and far abroad. The most indicated treatment of skin diseases, so in the summer at the lake is constantly can be seen a lot of people smeared with mud. In addition, here are being treated for stomach and bowel disease, periodontal disease, allergies, diseases of the musculoskeletal system, strengthen the immune system, improve the health of the hair.

The same sweet lake is also known in India.