Lech dl Dragon
|Lech dl Dragon|
Lake in 2005
|Location||Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy|
|Surface elevation||2,680 m (8,790 ft)|
Lech dl Dragon (Drachensee in German) is a proglacial lake in the Dolomites of South Tyrol, Italy. The lake is located on a ledge on the north side of the Sella Group. It is created periodically from the melting of a glacier that is hidden beneath the scree from the rock towers, above.
The lake disappeared in the 1970s, reappeared in 2002, then disappeared in 2007. As of 2011, the lake contains water.
The lake is named from a legend of the inhabitants of Val Gardena. The legend describes the screams of a dragon living in the area.
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- Moroder, Alex (2005). "Lech dl Dragon m. 2650 Za.". Calënder de Gherdëina (in Ladin). Urtijëi: Union of the Ladins de Gherdëina: 122.
- Kostner, Elisabeth (2013). "L lech dl Dragon y latueda dl permafrost sun Mëisules.". Calënder de Gherdëina (in Ladin). Urtijëi: Union of the Ladins de Gherdëina: 109.
- Multi-disciplinary investigation of an active rock glacier in the Sella Group (Dolomites; Northern Italy)
- Media related to Lech dl Dragon at Wikimedia Commons