Lake Onega

Petrozavodsk , Russia
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Onega lake

The webcam shows Lake Onega, located in the north-west of Russia, on the territory of Karelia, Leningrad and Vologda regions. The reservoir in the webcam is the second largest freshwater lake in Europe after Ladoga. The length of the reservoir in real time is 250 km from south to north, and its maximum width is more than 90 km. At the same time, the average depth is 30 m, and the maximum is 127 m.

The coastline of Onega in this live broadcast is very jagged and uneven. There are 1,650 islands in the huge reservoir. About 50 rivers flow into Lake Onega, where there is an online stream from, and only one flows out – the Svir.

On the shores of Lake Onega there are Petrozavodsk, Kondopoga and Medvezhyegorsk, Pryazha, Pudozh.

The key attraction of the lake in the webcam is the Kizhi Island, where the State Historical, Architectural and Ethnographic Museum-Reserve is located. On its territory there are scattered 89 monuments of wooden architecture of the 15-20th centuries. On the eastern coast of the lake, the Onega rock carvings dating back to 4-2 millennium BC have been preserved. These petroglyphs can be seen on the rocks of the Besov Nos, Kladovets, Gagazhiy, Peri Nos capes and on the island of Guriy. In general, the Onega petroglyphs occupy the territory of the lake shore 20.5 km long and have about 1200 figures and signs.

In the lake shown online, there are: sterlet, lake salmon, lake trout, brook trout, ludnaya char, yamnaya char, vendace, vendace-kilts, whitefish, grayling, smelt, pike, roach, dace, silver bream, bream, sabrefish, crucian gold, char, spined fish, catfish, eel, pike perch, perch, ruff, Onega slingshot, sculpin, burbot, river and stream lampreys. In total, 47 species and varieties of fish from 13 families and 34 species are found in Lake Onega.

Lake Onega, perfectly displayed in a live camera, belongs to the Vodlozersky National Park. This is the largest national park in Europe with an area of ​​500 thousand hectares, a third of which is located in Karelia, the rest is the taiga and the territory of the Arkhangelsk region. It is home to 187 species of birds, 39 species of mammals, 5 species of amphibians and 21 species of fish.

The park has over 100 lakes, including Onega in live feed. The pride of the national park is Ilyinsky Pogost, a unique monument of cult wooden architecture. The composition consists of the two-altar church of Elijah the Prophet and the Assumption of the Virgin, a bell tower and a chopped log fence.

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