Reka (river)

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Reka River
Škocjan Caves ponor

The Reka (literally, 'river' in Slovene), also the Inner Carniola Reka (Slovene: Notranjska Reka),[1][2] is a river that starts as Big Creek (Croatian: Vela voda) in Croatia, on the southern side of Mount Snežnik, and flows through western Slovenia, where it is also initially known as Big Creek (Velika voda).[3] The river is 54 kilometres (34 mi) long.[4] At the village of Škocjan it disappears underground through Škocjan Caves (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), flowing 38 km (24 mi) underneath the Slovenian Karst. The river continues as part of the Timavo River in Italy, however, tracer studies have shown that it also feeds springs elsewhere on the Adriatic Coast between Trieste and Monfalcone.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lazar, Jože. 1975. Razširjenost sladkovodnih alg v Sloveniji. Ljubljana: SAZU, p. 13.
  2. ^ Hrvatin, Mauro, Helena Dobrovoljc, Jerneja Fridl, Janez Mulec, & Miha Pavšek. 2008. Kras. Ljubljana: ZRC, p. 35.
  3. ^ Perko, Drago, & Milan Orožen Adamič. 1998. Slovenija: pokrajine in ljudje. Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga, p. 251.
  4. ^ "Reke, dolge nad 25 km, in njihova padavinska območja" [Rivers, longer than 25 km, and their catchment areas] (in Slovene, English). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. 2002. 
  5. ^ LTER Slovenia summarizes the science performed to date: http://lter.zrc-sazu.si/ProjectOverview/tabid/350/Default.aspx

External links[edit]

  • Condition of Reka at Cerkvenikov Mlin and Škocjan - graphs, in the following order, of water level and flow data for the past 30 days (taken by ARSO)

Coordinates: 45°39′48.82″N 13°59′54.11″E / 45.6635611°N 13.9983639°E / 45.6635611; 13.9983639