Alpine Lake Kezenoy- am - the largest and deepest lake in the North Caucasus, located on the border of the Vedeno district of Chechnya and Dagestan Botlikh district, on the southern slopes of the Andean mountain range, at an altitude of 1869 (1822) meters above sea level. The surface of the lake km². Waters was formed by the dam of the valley two small rivers - Harsum and Kauha. Landslide dam the valley, there was from the southern slope of the ridge Kashkerlam, below the confluence of these rivers. The reason, most likely, it was an earthquake.
The water level in the lake every year varies, depending on the number of outliers in its basin precipitation. The lake water is cold, summer surface temperature does not rise above degrees Celsius. The water temperature in the lower - about 7-8 degrees Celsius. In winter the lake freezes, the ice thickness in some years reached centimeters.
Kezenoy-Am is almost 1 km higher than the famous and popular Lake Riza. Argue that some of the more beautiful mountain lakes, it makes no sense as arguing about the beauty of women. Kezenoy- Am and Riza - worthy rival.