Amateur weather forecaster Ilya Vinshtein explained why lakes are increasingly drying up in the Kurgan region. He named the reasons for the natural phenomenon in a public post dedicated to the weather in the region.
“Over the past 18 years, there have been only 2 seasons when the cyclonic circulation raised the level of the Tobol, moistened the soil and filled the lakes. <...> Some of them are in the process of drying out, and some have completely disappeared,” reports the “Weather 45 – weather in Kurgan” community on the VKontakte social network. Most often, a blocking anticyclone is established over the region. It brings prolonged drought and heat.
Weather changes have led to the fact that the small Kurgan lakes began to dry out faster in the summer. From many lakes, compared to spring, only small puddles remained. In addition to Lake Khokhlovatiki, similar changes are occurring with Maly Baydarskoye in the Polovinny district, lakes Maly and Bolshoy Gorky.
The cause of changes in atmospheric circulation is publicly cited as human activity. Therefore, you should not expect the return of heavy rains in a cyclical mode; you will have to adapt to dry weather.
Earlier, URA.RU reported that a large lake had dried up in the Kurgan region. In the Ketovsky district, Lake Khokhlovatiki with an area of 10.5 square km has practically disappeared.