Destinations / The most beautiful deltas in the world / Volga Delta
Volga is the largest river in Europe, so it is understandable to be paid on this occasion the Caspian Sea, forming a huge delta, about 160 km long. Although here, the communists and absurd zeal has left its mark, those who have visited say that looks like Delta, it looks like 50-60 years ago.
Delta is relatively new, which is growing at a sustained pace. If in 1880, covers an area of only 3222 km square, today, the magnificent Volga Delta covers 27,224 km square. And for safety, stay the Volga Delta better than abused and exploited Danube Delta. Paradise plant on the Volga has been protected since 1919, when there was declared Astrakhan Reserve. As our delta, Volga delta is an important resting and nesting place for water birds, birds of prey and Passeriformes. Although it is famous worldwide for many species of sturgeon that still abound in its waters, carp and fish population somnii represents the bulk of the mouth of the Volga. Between 1984-2001, the delta has lost about 277 km square of marshes, because of excessive agriculture. Today, here, all agricultural and industrial activities are prohibited, authorities are trying to find a solution leading to cessation of fertilizers and industrial waste thrown in the upstream. Negative phenomena have recently led to eutrophication of brackish water from flowing into the Caspian.