Averyevskiy

Averyevskiy geyser is perhaps the most active one in the Valley. It throws out almost 1000 cubic meters of boiling water in 24 hours — 10 times more than Velikan. Averyevskiy is located on a separate platform next to Vitrazh and is easy to see from the observation deck. Fountain of boiling water constantly shoots up 3—5 meters. Water runoff forms a hot stream with a flow rate up to 10 liters; a second. Stream flows down the slope and into Geyzernaya river.

Averievsky is the most notable geyser that have appeared after the Valley of Geysers was discovered. This spring was not described by Tatyana Ustinova and did not have a name until 1970s, when suddenly it started to function as a geyser with a jet up to 15 meters high. Kamchatka geologists that worked in the Valley at the time, named it "Averyevskiy" honoring famous volcanologist and hydro-geologist Valeriy Averyev (1929—1968). During the time it has been observed, Averyevskiy changed its behavior many times, working both as a geyser and a pulsating spring.

V. Averyev was one of the key researchers of the Valley's hydrothermal system and played an important role in Kronotskiy reserve restoration in 1967. Reserve was closed by Soviet authorities in 1951—1959, and then again 1961. During the second Soviet Union volcanological conference in 1964 decision was made to petition authorities to restore Kronotskiy reserve to preserve the Valley of Geysers and Uzon Caldera as natural monuments. The petition was initiated by Valeriy Averyev, the deputy director of the Institute of Volcanology, who has led the research of volcanoes and thermal springs on the reserve's territory for many years. This petition played a crucial role in Kronotskiy reserve restoration. In 1968 Averyev had tragically died in a plane crash at the age of 39.



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