Masurian Lakes

Masurian Lakes

 

a group of lakes in northeastern Poland, located in the central part of the Masurian Lake Region. The lakes, usually occupying intermoraine depressions, have a total area of 310 sq km; the largest lakes are Sniardwy (113.8 sq km) and Mamry (104 sq km). Their maximum depth is 40 m (Lakes Mamry and Niegocin). The Masurian Lakes form a chain of inland water bodies linked by streams and canals. They flow into the Vistula and Pregel basins.

The lakes are used for sailing and fishing, chiefly zander, eels, and pike; they abound in waterfowl. There are sanatoriums along the shores, and the area is a popular tourist spot. During World War I the region was the site of bloody battles between the Russian and German armies in 1914-15.

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The subject of the contract is performance as part of the task rebuilding the sand pools in the gzycka basket in the project construction and reconstruction of infrastructure related to the development of economic functions on the water routes of the great masurian lakes along with the construction of the sluice guzianka ii and renovation of the sluice guzianka i / stage ii a - clearing the waterway on the gizycko canal, reconstruction of the quays of lakes mikolajskie, niegocin, nidzkie and the banks of the pisa river nw.
He then bought a small yacht and sailed around the Masurian lakes in northern Poland, before hitchhiking to India to teach English to children afflicted with leprosy for six months.
Biomass and production of Dreissena polymorpha (Pall.) in some Masurian lakes. Ekol.
There are many other fascinating areas in Poland, including the Great Masurian Lakes in the northeast, the Baltic coast, the Biebrzanski National Park which teems with wild life and Torun, the home of the revolutionary astronomer tier Copernicus.
In the east, Russia launched an immediate offensive, which was met by capable German generals, who wiped out a Russian army at the Battle of Tannenberg and the Battle of the Masurian Lakes. The Germans then marched into Poland and, for the rest of the war, were not in serious danger on the east.
Principal battles: Masurian Lakes II (1915); the Somme (1916); Aisne and Champagne (1917).
Contract awarded for Design, preparation and creation (construction), implementation and maintenance of the economic information system (sig) for the land of the great masurian lakes (kwjm).
Principal battles: Tannenberg (Stebark), Masurian Lakes I (1914); Masurian Lakes II (1915); operations in Macedonia (1916-1917); Caporetto (Kobarid) (1917).
Contract awarded for Maintenance of the warning signaling system on the great masurian lakes along with the exchange of energy storage systems on 2 facilities
Principal battles: Koniggratz (Hradec Kralove) (1866); Saint-Privat (1870); Tannenburg (Stebark) (1914); Masurian Lakes (1914); Lodz (1914); Gorlice-Tarnow (1915); the Somme II, the Lys, the Aisne offensives (1918).
Contract award: Construction and purchase of specialized sets of floating - in order to ensure the safety of navigation on the Great Masurian Lakes, by adapting marking for shipping hour - for the Regional Board in Warsaw.
Principal battles: Liege, Tannenberg (Stebark), Masurian Lakes, Lodz (1914); Gorlice-Tarnow (1915); Somme II, Lys, Aisne offensive (1918).