Gruža Lake

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Gruža Lake
LocationCentral Serbia
Coordinates43°55′34″N 20°40′42″E / 43.9261°N 20.6783°E / 43.9261; 20.6783Coordinates: 43°55′34″N 20°40′42″E / 43.9261°N 20.6783°E / 43.9261; 20.6783
Lake typeReservoir
Primary inflowsGruža river, Boračka river
Primary outflowsGruža
Catchment areaWest Morava
Basin countriesSerbia
Max. length10 km (6.2 mi)
Max. width2.8 km (1.7 mi)
Surface area9.19 km2 (3.55 sq mi)
Average depth6.5 m (21 ft)
Max. depth35 m (115 ft)
Water volume64,500,000 m3 (2.28×109 cu ft)
Shore length142 km (26 mi)
Surface elevation273 m (896 ft)
SettlementsGruža, Knić, Kragujevac
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Gruža Lake (Serbian: Гружанско језеро, romanizedGružansko jezero), is an artificial lake located to the southwest of Knić, Serbia. The lake was created in 1983 as a water reservoir for the city of Kragujevac and the surrounding settlements.[1][2] The lake covers an area of approximately 9.19 km2, making it the largest body of water in Central Serbia.

On 21 June 2018, a gigantic wels catfish was caught in the shallow section of the lake known as the "Turkish wells". It was 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in) long and weighed 117 kg (258 lb). It took 4 fishermen and 3 hours to get it out of the water.[3][4]


  1. ^ Srbija za tebe - Gružansko jezero ‹See Tfd›(in Serbian)
  2. ^ Archived 2012-07-06 at the Wayback Machine Gružansko jezero ‹See Tfd›(in Serbian)
  3. ^ Slavica Stuparušić (22 June 2018). "Уловљен џиновски сом на Гружанском језеру" [Gigantic wels catfish caught in the Gruža Lake]. Politika (in Serbian). p. 08.
  4. ^ N.Radišić (21 June 2018). "Dolijala zver iz Gružanskog jezera: izvukli soma od 2,4 metra i 117 kilograma na tri zrna kukuruza" [The beast from the Gruža Lake came about - they caught a 2,4 m long and 117 kg heavy wels catfish]. Blic (in Serbian).