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Lake Sadyrkol on Sibiny cascade.

Lakes of East Kazakhstan.

“Nature is like a magician: you need an eye and an eye for it”

Samuel Butler.

A trip to the Sibinskiye Lakes from Ust-Kamenogorsk.

Sadyrkol Lake is located in the southern part of the Koktau mountain range and belongs to the northern part of the Kalba Range. The lake is located in the Ulagan district of the East Kazakhstan region and belongs to the system of Sibin lakes.
Sadyrkol Lake is located fifth in the north-west direction after Lake Tortkara. The lake is located in a low-lying mountainous area: low mountains made of granite, from which rare pines and fescue, mountain grasses, shrubs and colorful meadow grasses break out on the chestnut soils of the mountains.
The length of the lake in the direction from north to south is 1350 meters, the width in the direction from west to east is 642 meters. The coastline is 3,565 meters. Tortkara Lake is located at an altitude of 858 meters above sea level. In the western part of Lake Sadyrkol there are numerous camp sites and tourist campsites.
The northern and southern parts of Lake Sadyrkol are swampy and overgrown with shrubs and deciduous trees, mainly birch and aspen. Granite rocks adjoin the lake almost all the way around. The southern and northern parts of the lake are covered in places with shrubs and deciduous trees, mainly birch and aspen.
The rest of Lake Sadyrkol is fed by groundwater, spring snowmelt and a small river flow. Sadyrkol Lake is home to roach, Siberian dace, pike, tench, and common carp. Ducks nest, muskrat is found. The aquatic vegetation of Lake Sadyrkol is represented by more than 30 species, some of which are included in the totality of wetland relic plants.
These include: rdest (Potamogeton pectinatis), pronotifoliate (Potamogeton obtusifolis) bright (Potamogeton lucens L), sea mollusk (Najas marina), pemphigus (Utricularis L), duckweed (Lemna minor L) and ternate (Lemna minor L) and ternate (Lemnaf) , yellow water lily (Nuphar luteum), (Sparganium L), archer (Sagittaria L), bird highlander (Poligonum amphibium), and others.
Rare herbs include four-cornered water lily (Nymphaea tetragona), which is on the verge of extinction, previously they grew on all five lakes. In the XVII century, near the Sadyrkol Lake, the ancient Buddhist monastery Ablaykit operated.
Here, according to legend, a treasure is hidden, which includes a golden statue of a large Buddha. However, no less significant treasure is the already found rich library of Tibetan scrolls. The lake is surrounded by steep slopes, composed of granites of the Sibinsk intrusive body of the Late Permian (according to some data - Jurassic) age, which has invaded the Devonian coal sedimentary deposits.

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Alexander Perov.