Lech dl Dragon

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Lech dl Dragon
Lech Dragon quater.jpg
Lake in 2005
Location Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Coordinates 46°32′05″N 11°48′18″E / 46.53472°N 11.80500°E / 46.53472; 11.80500Coordinates: 46°32′05″N 11°48′18″E / 46.53472°N 11.80500°E / 46.53472; 11.80500
Type proglacial
Surface area variable
Surface elevation 2,680 m (8,790 ft)

Lech dl Dragon (Drachensee in German) is a proglacial lake in the Dolomites of South Tyrol, Italy. The lake is located on a ledge on the north side of the Sella Group. It is created periodically from the melting of a glacier that is hidden beneath the scree from the rock towers, above.

The lake disappeared in the 1970s, reappeared in 2002, then disappeared in 2007. As of 2011, the lake contains water.

The scree-covered glacier as of 2011

The lake is named from a legend of the inhabitants of Val Gardena. The legend describes the screams of a dragon living in the area.

References[edit]

  • Alton, John (1881). Proverbs, traditions, and anecdotes of the Ladin valleys. Innsbruck: Wagner. p. 69. 
  • "I lec de Mëisules". Calënder de Gherdëina (in Ladin) (Urtijei: Union of the Ladins de Gherdëina): 62. 1950. 
  • Moroder, Alex (2005). "Lech dl Dragon m. 2650 Za.". Calënder de Gherdëina (in Ladin) (Urtijëi: Union of the Ladins de Gherdëina): 122. 
  • Kostner, Elisabeth (2013). "L lech dl Dragon y latueda dl permafrost sun Mëisules.". Calënder de Gherdëina (in Ladin) (Urtijëi: Union of the Ladins de Gherdëina): 109. 
  • Multi-disciplinary investigation of an active rock glacier in the Sella Group (Dolomites; Northern Italy)