A famous lake in Russia is becoming popular on Instagram. Social media users are sharing pictures from the lake without knowing the water is toxic and polluted. The government has also warned the locals and tourists to stay away from the lake. No. of people who are visiting this lake has increased recently and the travelers are unaware that this artificial lake is toxic and can be dangerous to your health. But what makes this lake unique and why it has become famous in the past couple of months? Keep reading to find out the answers.
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It’s an artificial lake in Novosibirsk city in Siberia, Southern Russia.
The lake was built for dumping power plant ash.
It has become a popular destination because of its turquoise water color.
It may look absolutely serene and beautiful but’s it’s not safe. The water of this lake is toxic and highly polluted.
The company that runs the power plant has confirmed that they pump ash in the lake.
The power plant company has put a warning about swimming in it and has also explained the cause of its aqua color.
The excessive hue and vivid aqua color is due to metal oxides and calcium.
The officials have said that the water may not be very deadly but it is more alkaline and it can lead to allergic reactions.
The real danger is under water. The lakebed is very muddy with plants deposit. People who are getting into water might get trapped and it will be difficult for them to get out of it without help.
Once Instagram user commented that after swimming in the water, his legs became red and itchy the next morning.
The officials have already put warning signs and have asked people to stay away from the lake but still, the locals and travellers are coming to this lake in big numbers.
I hope people stay away from this lake or maintain some distance. This lake is toxic and can cause health issues.