Gacka is a river located in the Lika region in central Croatia. Because for a large part of its course it is a subterranean river, estimates on its length vary. The overground part has undergone substantial human intervention - before it was 32 kilometres (20 miles) long; now it is only 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) long. It has been regulated by man to flow into an aqueduct in Gusić polje (known as Tunel Gacka-Gusić Jezero) and then into the Adriatic Sea through a hydroelectric installation HE Senj near Sveti Juraj. HE Senj takes inflow from Gacka and Lika, since it was built in 1965. The river passes through karst fields and most notably the town Otočac, and its headwaters are known as a popular locale for trout fishing.
- Lika-Senj County Tourist Board, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2011-04-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Tunel Gacka-Gusić Jezero (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
- Hrvatska elektroprivreda, http://www.hep.hr/proizvodnja/osnovni/hidroelektrane/zapad/default.aspx
- Hrvatska elektroprivreda, http://www.hep.hr/proizvodnja/en/basicdata/hydro/west/senj.aspx
- ‘Trout Fishing in Yugoslavia Plumbs the Depths of Emotion’. nytimes.com MARCH 5, 1972
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