Lake Trboje

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View of Lake Trboje from Trboje

Lake Trboje (Slovene: Trbojsko jezero), also named Lake Mavčiče (Mavčiško jezero) and Lake Kranj (Kranjsko jezero),[1] is an artificial lake west of the village of Trboje in the Municipality of Šenčur, northwestern Slovenia. It was created in 1986 as a reservoir for the Mavčiče Hydroelectric Plant by damming the Sava River.[2]

The lake, which belongs to the Municipalities of Šenčur, Kranj, and Medvode, covers an area of 1 square kilometre (0.39 sq mi) and is up to 17 metres (56 ft) deep.[3] As the lake submerged part of the Zarica Gorge of the Sava, it is surrounded by steep banks, with conglomerate cliffs in the northern part. A number of villages lie at the lake: from the south towards the north, they are Moše, Trboje and Žerjavka on the east side, and Mavčiče, Praše, and Jama on the west side.[2]

The lake is renowned by its fauna, which includes numerous fish (particularly carp) and about 140 species of birds.[3] It is a rare and the biggest nesting place of the common merganser in Slovenia. The flora features a number of alpine species, among them the edelweiss.[4] It is a popular place for fishing and boating.[3]


  1. ^ Marjana, Hanc (25 August 2011). "Zaradi vročine cvetita Trbojsko in Zbiljsko jezero" [Due to Heat, Lake Trboje and Lake Zbilje Are Blooming]. (in Slovenian). 
  2. ^ a b Trontelj, Peter (1992). "Prispevek k poznavanju avifavne Zbiljskega in Trbojskega akumulacijskega jezera na reki Savi" [Contribution to the Knowledge of the Avifauna of the artificial lakes Zbilje and Trboje]. Acrocephalus (in Slovenian and English). Društvo za opazovanje in proučevanje ptic Slovenije. 13 (50). 
  3. ^ a b c "Trbojsko jezero" [Lake Trboje]. (in Slovenian). Turizem Ljubljana. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Trboje Lake". Zavod za turizem Kranj [Kranj Tourist Board]. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 

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Coordinates: 46°11′41.3″N 14°24′16.02″E / 46.194806°N 14.4044500°E / 46.194806; 14.4044500