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The Shaitan Lake
There are hundreds of small and big lakes in the Kirov region. The Shaitan
Lake located 39 kilometers from the town of Urzhum is a unique lake. The basin
of the lake is encircled by a forest from three sides. The Shaitan is a karst
lake. Its depth is 12 meters. The lake is fed by groundwater and atmospheric
Small islands drifting on the lake with bushes and small trees growing on
them are a unique phenomenon. Some of these islands can support a man. The
water is opaque.
Blowouts of water columns are one more peculiar feature of the Shaitan Lake.
Water columns can be of different height. Blowouts are irregular and impetuous.
It’s a good luck to see them. Local residents assert that blowouts occur in
winter sometimes, leaving rampant protruding ice-floes. Despite all these
fancies, the crucian carp is found in the lake. This kind of fish is famous
among tourists for its remarkable flavour.