Lake Beloye (Nizhny Novgorod Oblast)

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Lake Beloye
Location Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
Coordinates 55.793261, 42.448546
Type Freshwater
Basin countries Russia

Beloye (Russian: Белое, English: White) was a small freshwater lake in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia. It lay approximately 300 meters from the village of Bolotnikovo. In May, 2005, the lake disappeared overnight for unknown reasons. It is speculated that the lake may have drained into an underground river or cave system due to subsidence.[1] Seventy years before the 2005 disappearance, in 1935, several houses were destroyed under similar circumstances. In 1600, there was a church standing where Beloye Lake was, which sank into the ground over a day.[2]

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  1. ^ "Vanishing lake baffles Russians". BBC Online. 20 May 2005. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Gousseva, Maria (2 July 2006). "Large lake which disappeared last year in one night returns to its place". Pravda. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 

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