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Lake Adygene. Ala-Archa park.

Visit to Ala-Archa park.

“But life is strict and inevitable.
And on the coastal bushes
Fiery tenderness lays down
Dawns of rare beauty.
pring is meticulous, dashing,
Waters of frantic suffering,
The lakes are swelling with blue
And the distance shines blue."

Yuri Vizbor. "On the road Alakurtti - Kulojarvi". February 1957.

Mountain lakes in Ala-Archa gorge.

Lake Adygene, located at an altitude of 3583 meters above sea level, on the northern slope of the Kyrgyz ridge, in the Adygen gorge, 43 kilometers south-west of the city of Bishkek in the Alamudun district of the Chui region.
The moraine lake is located 260 meters north of the Adygene glacier. The length of the lake from south-west to north-east is 371 meters, the greatest width in the central part of the lake is 170 meters. The perimeter of the lake is 1090 meters, the area is 34101 square meters.
The lake is located on the sea of ​​the glacier. There are three more lakes in the south and southeast. The most southeastern lake, located at an altitude of 3640 meters above sea level, was formed along the northern edge of the glacier and its southern coast is the coast of the glacier.
The length of this lake is 188 meters, the maximum width is 70 meters. The perimeter of the lake is 550 meters, the area is 17142 square meters. A stream flows out of the northeastern side of Lake Adygene, which after 330 meters flows into a small moraine lake. In the southern part of the lake there are 10 more small moraine lakes.
In the southeastern side of the lake there is a hut for hydrologists and glaciologists. The lake poses an increased danger to the city of Bishkek, as it is prone to destruction of the banks and river bed and the formation of mudflows.
Geographic coordinates of Lake Adygene: N42 ° 30'43.24 "E74 ° 26'12.37"

Authority and photos by
Alexander Petrov.