Lake Piva

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Lake Piva
Pivsko jezero
Coordinates43°09′50″N 18°51′43″E / 43.164°N 18.862°E / 43.164; 18.862Coordinates: 43°09′50″N 18°51′43″E / 43.164°N 18.862°E / 43.164; 18.862
Primary inflowsPiva
Primary outflowsPiva
Basin countries Montenegro
Max. length45 km (28 mi)
Max. width0.7 km (0.43 mi)
Surface area12.5 km2 (4.8 sq mi)
Max. depth188 m (617 ft)
Surface elevation675 m (2,215 ft)
SettlementsPlužine

Lake Piva (Pivsko jezero) is a reservoir in Montenegro. It is located in the northwest part of the country, in Plužine Municipality. The surface of the lake is 12.5 km², the length is 45 km, and the maximum depth is 188 m.[citation needed] The elevation is 675 m from the sea level, making it the most elevated artificial reservoir in the world.[citation needed]

The artificial lake is the result of the construction of Mratinje Dam on the Piva river.[1] On the bottom of the lake there is the old town Plužine; Piva Monastery was also there, but it has been relocated. The new location of the monastery is 8 km from Plužine, and 3.5 km away from the original location of the monastery. The relocation has started in 1969 and finished in 1982.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schappelwein, Karl (1999). "Atlas of Eastern and Southeastern Europe". ISBN 9783443285210.
  2. ^ http://www.montenegroexplorer.co.me/eng/culture%20tourism/culture%20tourism.html[permanent dead link]