Siwash Lake - the only lake in the Ukraine, which is famous for its medicinal properties, not only within the country but also abroad. Its name translated from Turkish as "mud."
Location Siwash Lake
The lake is located on the west side of the Azov Sea and separated from it by Arabatskaya boom . Siwash is a natural border between the mainland and the Crimean peninsula. Filled with a kind of Gulf through the Strait of Thin about Genichesk . Pond separates Crimea from the Kherson region. Siwash merges through straits Genichesk and gullies. Thanks Chongarsky Strait lake is divided into two parts.
History of the name of the lake Siwash
The vast lake area covers more than 2,500 square kilometers. The depth of the reservoir generally ranges from 0.5 to 1 meter, allowing much summer sun warm water. Given the composition of the water of Sivash and the presence in it of various algae, with a high heating of the water begins to issue a strong smell of rot. So does the name Rotten Sea.
The composition of the lake Siwash
Water enters the reservoir from the Azov Sea and the shallow water evaporates, leaving numerous minerals, kind of concentrate of nutrients, such as potassium, magnesium, bromine and sodium. The area of the lake is composed of a dozen bays, beaches where the summer covered with salt. Density of bottom sludge exceeds 5 meters, and salinity varies from 22 to 88%.
Which is located near the lake Siwash
Around the lake there are three specially equipped factory producing products based on salt Sivash. Nearby are the resort village Genichesk and Arabat Spit. Mud baths in Saki is highly valued for use in their products Rotten Sea.
How useful brine from Lake Sivash
Unique salt Sivash prized since ancient times. Once it was carried into Egypt and Japan. Today is used for the treatment of skin and musculoskeletal diseases, cosmetics and in the manufacture of fertilizers.