In the Chelyabinsk region there is Lake Sladkoe. Despite its small size, every summer a lot of tourists come here. What attracts a large number of tourists?
Description of the lake
Lake Sladkoe is located in the Chelyabinsk region in the Oktyabrsky district. From Chelyabinsk to the pond is 180 km. Three kilometers from the lake is the village of Kocherdyk.
As already mentioned, the size of the lake is small, its area is 0.32 km 2 . It is also shallow, with an average depth ranging from 1 to 1.5 meters. In the deepest place only 1.8 m.
In the lake there is no living creature, no fish, no small organisms, no algae. Reeds grow along the coast, but birds do not want to build their houses there. On the shore and the nearest territory, birches and pines grow sparingly, but a huge forest grows a little farther north and east, in which you can pick berries or mushrooms. Also in these places was found a penetrating onion, which is considered a fairly rare plant.
Lake Sladkoe (Chelyabinsk region) and its environs belong to the Kocherdyk reserve. Also in autumn in 1987 it was called a hydrological natural monument of regional importance.
Features of the lake
This small pond is located in the basin of a suffosive origin and is located among the sedimentary continental rocks. It is possible that Sladkoe is the remnant of an ancient lake, which in its time was much larger, but during evaporation it accumulated a large number of salts. The salt composition of this water is more alkaline. But Lake Sladkoe also has another peculiarity: there are mineral muds on its bottom, which have a curative effect. According to its genesis, this soda-type water body is very similar to the lakes in the Altai and Kulundy.
Every tourist pays attention to the fact that the shore of the lake is white. This phenomenon is explained by the abundant deposition of mineral salts. Also, local water contains a large amount of alkali, and that's why it seems too soft.
The water was sampled, it turned out that the liter contained 124.8 mg of mineral salts. The predominant were sodium, boron, chlorine, hydrocarbonate, salicylic acid, and other salts.
Considering such a composition of the lake water, Sweet is extremely popular. People regularly come to its shores not only from the region, but from other countries. The lake generously endows all guests with health. Water and lake mud have a healing effect, increase the human immunity, eliminate inflammation and accelerate the tightening of wounds. If there are diseases in the oral cavity, they can be solved on this lake. But the most successful here is the treatment of skin problems. That is why in the summer season on the banks wanders many vacationers in the mud.
Healing waters and mud help people cope with allergies, bowel diseases, stomach, musculoskeletal system, with periodontitis, hair diseases, etc.
On the base there is a sandy beach with rest facilities. Also there is a low dining room, accommodating 80 guests at a time. There is a cafe-bar in the territory, which has TV, karaoke and parties. For leisure, guests are provided with a volleyball court, billiards, table tennis, dry bath (large and small), 2 pontoons, a children's playground, barbecue areas and arbours. You can also rent a boat. If visitors come by car, parking is provided for them. Check in time is at 18.00, and check out time is 16.00.
How the lake Sladkoe (Chelyabinsk region) is used incorrectly
Because of such selfish use, Lake Sladkoe tends to become a heap of garbage every year. Even in Soviet times this place was recognized as curative. But the authorities decided not to build sanatoriums, since the resources of this reservoir are limited. Today, this area lacks such a wise owner, who could take control of the use of resources.