Plitvice Waterfall, Plitvice Lakes National Park

The Plitvice Waterfall

The Plitvice Waterfall located at The Lakes Plitvice, cannot be imagined like Niagara waterfall. this is a national park in the eponymous Plitvice plateau, Croatia, bordered by Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sixteen separated lakes (clusters of 12 lakes and clusters beneath 4 lakes) are naturally tiered ranging from 636 m to 503 m.

Water coming out of the lowest lake forms the Korana River. The Pinnacle Valley is located on a karstic rock basin, especially dolomite and lime, which make up a special feature. The lakes are separated naturally by travertine dams, which are deposits of moss, algae, and bacteria. The formation of travertine dams increases by about 1 cm per year. The lake is also famous for its color changes, ranging from sky blue, green, blue or gray.

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This color change depends on the number of minerals or organisms in the water and the sunlight elevation. The park has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. After Operation Storm, UNESCO listed this park as "dangerous" on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

With various considerations, the Croatian government established the status of de-mining efforts. In December 1998 UNESCO issued from a list of sites almost extinct. On this day, Plitvice Lakes is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Croatia. In 2000, the national park has been expanded by over 102 km².

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In the Plitvice Waterfall area, there is a national park established in 1949 and is located in the karst mountains that mark the borders of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The area around Plitvice functions as a protected area covering an area of 73,350 hectares). In it live bears, wolves, deer, wild pigs, rabbits, foxes and badgers. There are more than 120 species of birds that also rely on the survival of the Lake Plitvice National Park ecosystem. That's why the government imposes strict rules for visitors not to throw garbage away, pick up and destroy national park sites.

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