Štrbské pleso

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For the neighborhood, see Štrbské Pleso.
Štrbské pleso
STRBSKE PLESO.jpg
Location High Tatras
Coordinates 49°07′21″N 20°03′30″E / 49.12250°N 20.05833°E / 49.12250; 20.05833Coordinates: 49°07′21″N 20°03′30″E / 49.12250°N 20.05833°E / 49.12250; 20.05833
Type moraine-dammed
Primary inflows Underground
Primary outflows Underground
Basin countries Slovakia
Max. length 640 m (0.40 mi)
Max. width 600 m (0.37 mi)
Surface area 19.76 ha (48.8 acres)
Max. depth 20 m (66 ft)
Water volume 1.284 hm3
Surface elevation 1,346 m (4,416 ft)
Frozen > 155 days/year
Islands Limited rocks
Settlements Štrbské Pleso

Štrbské pleso (Hungarian: Csorbató or Csorba-tó, German: Tschirmer See, Polish: Szczyrbskie jezioro) is a picturesque mountain lake of glacial origin and a top tourist destination in the High Tatras, Slovakia. It is the second-largest glacial lake on the Slovak side of the High Tatras, after Hincovo pleso. Maximum depth is 20 metres (66 ft).

Description[edit]

Štrbské pleso is now part of the neighborhood of Štrbské Pleso (spelled with a capital P). It is on the municipal lands of the village of Štrba, after which Štrbské pleso ("Lake Štrba") is now named. The word pleso ("tarn") is applied only to mountain lakes. The locals used to call it "the puddle" or "pond" (mláka) in the past.[1] It is the second-largest glacial lake on the Slovak side of the High Tatras, after Hincovo Pleso, to which it loses by 0.8 acres (3,200 m2).[2] It is fed by underground springs and has no visible outflow stream. Its surface remains frozen for around 155 days per year.[3]

Frozen over for 155 days a year

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Miloš Janoška, Sprievodca po Tatrách. 1911.
  2. ^ "Top 10 of the High Tatras". vysoke-tatry.sk
  3. ^ "Štrbské pleso." Encyklopédia regiónu Vysoké Tatry. vysoke-tatry.info

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