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Paddling in Lake Baikal

July 21st 2010
From Irkutsk we follow the Angara River for 70km back to its source at Lake Baikal. 336 rivers flow into the lake but the Angara is the only river that flows out - its very wide and very fast flowing. I suppose that's why they dammed it for hydroelectricity and caused Lake Baikal to rise by several meters. Down on the shores of the lake is the little village of Listvyanka full of wooden h ... read more
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