Influencers must face several challenges. As you go through a world that is flawlessly lovely, you must create the appearance of a perfect existence. You must be adept at using light and angles, as well as constantly on the lookout for that picturesque photo. Some people are so devoted they will risk their lives, even stepping into a filthy manmade lake’s dangerous waters.
This is taking place in Russia, where a lake that was constructed as a power plant ash dump close to the Siberian city of Novosibirsk has unexpectedly turned into a well-liked vacation spot because of its magnificent blue waters. People have been going there to take superficial photos and put their toes in the water since the beginning of June. The lake has been compared to the Novosibirsk Maldives by an Instagram user, and we have to agree that the contrast between the lake’s blue color and the deep green of the Siberian forest provides for some stunning views.
However, safety doesn’t equate to beauty. The lake’s vibrant turquoise hue is due to the ash that is pumped into it by the Siberian Generating Company (SGK), which has issued a warning about swimming in it. A week after the ash dump in Russia went viral, they shared the information on June 10 on the Russian social media site VKontakte.
The unusual color is a result of metal oxides and calcium salts that are found in the 1- to 2-meter (3-6-foot) deep body of water. The corporation contends that this concoction of materials is neither intrinsically poisonous nor, as some have claimed, radioactive. The fact that this has been examined by two different laboratories is stressed by SGK.
Despite being more alkaline than most, the water is not fatal and the oxides might cause allergic responses. What lurks under the water poses the actual threat, not what is in it. The lakebed is murky from plant deposits. The electricity firm issues a warning that people who wander into the lake risk becoming trapped and being unable to escape on their own.
While this lake’s hue is a result of human pollution, certain lakes, like Lake Pukaki in New Zealand, have a stunning turquoise blue in their natural form. Typically, the presence of certain sediments like calcium is what gives them their color.
[H/T: BBC News]