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Big waterfall

Plitvice Lakes is the most prominent National Park (1949) in Croatia. It is among the most beautiful sights in Europe. This "pearl of continental Croatia" was added to the list of World Natural Heritage by UNESCO due to its diversity (1979). Sixteen beautiful Plitvice Lakes, crystal clear and turquoise, are situated one beneath the other in forested mountain area. High waterfalls (140) are created when water decants from the higher lakes into lower lakes, which leaves the visitors breathless.

Biggest waterfall ( and in Croatia) is „Big waterfall“. Besides its height, this waterffal differs from other by its formation while other waterfalls originate from Plitvice Lakes, „Big waterfall“ is made by Plitvica brook brawling over the steep limestone cliff.

Plitvica brook rises from a spring 3 km westward from „Big waterfall“. At the end of its short flow it meets with Plitvice Lakes at Sastavci. Downstream, together they make the river Korana.

The „Big waterfall“ is a magnificent signy after heavy Rais and in the springtime when the snow is meeting.

This waterfall forms the travertine,too. Coming too close to in and the travertine formation process will be disturbed.

Please, do not step on vulnerable nature. Thin layers of travertine takes years to from and can be destroyed in a few thoughtless moment.

For more information go to: Plitvice Lakes National Park - Official Site

For recognized logo must answer the following questions:

1) How many meters measure the "Big Waterfall"?

2) Why not see well close up a waterfall?

3) What is and how there is travertine?

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The log attach your photos (or you and your GPS) with a "Big waterfall“ in the background.

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Velky vodopad

Plitvicka jezera jsou nejznamejsim narodnim parkem (1949) v Chorvatsku a patri k nejhezcim prirodnim pamatkam v Evrope. Tato "perla chorvatskeho vnitrozemi" byla diky sve rozmanitosti zarazena na seznam Svetovych prirodnich pamatek UNESCO (1979). V zalesnene hornate krajine se nad sebou rozklada sestnact prekrasnych Plitvickych jezer kristalove modrozelene barvy. Vysoke vodopady (140), ktere vznikaji prelevanim vody z vyssich jezer do nizsich, svou krasou okouzli navstevniky.

Nejvetsim vodopadem (i v Chorvatsku) je „Velky vodopad“. Mimo svou vysku se tento vodopad od ostatnich odlisuje i zpusobem sveho vzniku.Zatimco ostatni vodopady vznikly vodou z Plitvickych jezer, „Velky vodopád“ tvori potok Plitvica, padajici z prikre vapencove skaly.

Potok Plitvica prameni 3 km zapadne od „Velkeho vodopadu“. Na konci sveho kratkeho toku vteka u Sastavku do Plitvickych jezer. Po jejich opusteni s nimi tvori reku Koranu.

„Velky vodopád“ je nejmohutnejsi po velkych destich a na jare pri tani snehu.

Take voda z tohoto vodopadu vytvari travertin. Jdete-li po jeho upati narusujete proces tvorby travertinu.

Prosime Vas, neslapte po zranitelne prirode, dlouhe roky vytvarena tenka vrstva krehkeho travertinu muze byt znicena behem nekolika okamziku.

Dalsí informace najdete na:Plitvicka jezera – oficialni stranky

Pro uznani logu je nutne odpovedet na tyto otazky:

1) Kolik metru meri „Velky vodopad“ ?

2) Proc není zblízka vodopád dobre videt?

3) Co je a jak vznika travertin?

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K logu prilozte vasi fotografii (nebo vas a vasí GPS) s „Velkym vodopadem“ v pozadi.

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