I live in Yeisk. One of the famous landmarks of our region is Khanskoe Lake.
It is located in the south-east of Yeisk, about 40 km. The maximum depth reaches 1 m. In the summer months, as a result of evaporation, it mostly dries out. The narrow and low spit separates it from the Sea of Azov and when strong winds blow, the sea water is poured into the estuary.
Mud deposits are located along the entire coast. Khan Lake contains a unique therapeutic mud consisting of sulfates, carbonates, sodium chloride, calcium, magnesium with sodium, iron with iodine and a small amount of copper, zinc and silver. The composition of this mud exceeds the mud of the Dead Sea in Israel.
Khan Lake is a real reserve complex, which is protected by law. In this area, many different bird species create their habitat: the curly pelican, the black-headed gull, and other birds listed in the Red Book. Unfortunately, the dehydration of this lake leads to a reduction in the species population and a decrease in the number of nesting and migratory birds. An illustrative example is the almost complete disappearance of the colonies of the curly pelican on the lake, as well as many species of rare plants.
Social activists propose the creation of a culvert under a highway to replenish Khan Lake with sea water. The implementation of this plan will also reduce the load on the asphalt road from the waves, which will save money on its repairs.
For a decade, public organizations “For the Life of the World” and “Kuban Foundation” have been turning to the Southern Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the regional environmental department, to deputies of the Yeisk district. First of all, the public activists believe it is necessary to restore the buried channels, which once filled the lake from the Beysugsky estuary.
But all their appeals remained unheeded. Therefore, need help of Helpico.