The Burei River in Russia’s Far East is an Amur River tributary and has an entire cascade of hydroelectric stations and water reservoirs formed by them.
And every winter, the Burei water reservoir has an interesting form of ice that appears that looks very similar to giant mushrooms!
The secret behind this mystery is easy: when the station processes a massive water discharge from the reservoir, its water level drops fast. At the same moment when the water is being drained, trees get frozen, due to the low temperatures and then heavy winds burnish the ice, turning it into such a specific form.
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