Lake Elton, as seen from space.
|Surface area||150 km2 (58 sq mi)|
|Max. depth||0.6 m (2 ft 0 in)|
Salt was excavated from Elton since the times of Ivan the Terrible through the end of the 19th century. Before 1865 the government was the excavate and in 1865-1882 the lake was heavily used by private businesses.
There is a spa resort near the lake since 1910 and a sanatorium since 1945. Rapa (salty water) from Elton is believed to help curing diseases of different cause, for example gynecological problems.
Elton Ultra Trail Run
Elton Ultra Trail is one of the most severe Russian races. There are two distances of 38 km and 100 miles. It was first organised in 2014.
- "Lake Elton". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2013-10-18.
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