Krupa (Neretva)

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Krupa (Krupa)
Protected Area
Rijeka krupa 1.JPG
Official name: Krupa
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
State Bosnia and Herzegovina
Region Herzegovina
District Neretva-Herzegovina Canton
Municipality Čapljina
City Čapljina
Source Deransko lake
 - location Hutovo Blato, Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mouth Neretva
 - location Doljani, Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Length 9 km (6 mi), NE-SW
Depth 5 m (16 ft)
Area 74.11 km2 (29 sq mi)
Biome Marshland
Geology Limestone
Plants Nenuphar, Sedge, Nymphaeaceae
Animals Birds, Fishes
Founded 1995
Date 1995
Management Hutovo Blato Public Enterprise
 - location Čapljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Government Bosnia and Herzegovina
Owner State of Bosnia and Herzegovina
For public Free and with guide
Visitation Open all year (Open all year)
Easiest access State Road
Free Network of Adriatic Parks and Wetland of international importance, under the International Ramsar Convention
Website: Hutovo Blato Nature Park

The Krupa river is the Neretva left tributary and the main water current of Hutovo Blato, which leads the waters from Gornje Blato and Svitavsko lake into the Neretva river. The length of Krupa is 9 km with an average depth of 5 meters. Krupa does not have an actual source, but is actually an arm of Deransko lake. Also, the Krupa is a unique river in Europe, because the river flows both ways. It flows 'normally' from the 'source' to the mouth and from the mouth to the 'source'. This happens when, due to high water level and large quantity of water, river Neretva pushes the Krupa river in opposite direction.[1]

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  1. ^ "Krupa river & Hutovo Blato – NAP – Network of Adriatic Parks". NAP – Network of Adriatic Parks. Retrieved 2009-03-19. [permanent dead link]

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Coordinates: 43°2′39.52″N 17°44′37.95″E / 43.0443111°N 17.7438750°E / 43.0443111; 17.7438750