Rak (stream)

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Rak
RakRiver-RakovSkocjan.jpg
The Rak in Rak Škocjan
Country Slovenia
Basin features
Main source Rak Škocjan
45°47′27.52″N 14°17′41.19″E / 45.7909778°N 14.2947750°E / 45.7909778; 14.2947750
River mouth disappears in Weaver Cave in Rak Škocjan

The Rak is a stream in Inner Carniola, a traditional region of southeastern Slovenia. It sources in Zelše Caves (Zelške jame) west of the village of Zelše,[1] flows across the Rak Škocjan karst valley for 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) and enters Weaver's Cave (Slovene: Tkalca jama),[2] where it continues for 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) and merges in Planina Cave (Planinska jama), about 300 metres (980 ft) from its entrance, with the Pivka River to form the Unica.[3] The confluence of the Rak and the Pivka is one of the largest subterranean confluences in Europe.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Javornik, Marjan; Voglar, Dušan; Dermastia, Alenka, eds. (1996). "Zelše". Enciklopedija Slovenije [Encyclopedia of Slovenia] (in Slovenian). p. 153. ISBN 9788611153667. 
  2. ^ "Mali in Veliki naravni most" [The Big and the Little Natural Bridge]. Www.tdrakek.si (in Slovenian). TD Rakek. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rakov Škocjan – Tkalca jama". Kraji.eu. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Kogovšek, Janja; Petrič, Metka; Zupan Hajna, Nadja; Pipan, Tanja. "Planinska jama" [Planina Cave]. In Šmid Hribar, Mateja; Golež, Gregor; Podjed, Dan; Kladnik, Drago; Erhartič, Bojan; Pavlin, Primož; Ines, Jerele. Enciklopedija naravne in kulturne dediščine na Slovenskem [Encyclopedia of Natural and Cultural Heritage in Slovenia] (in Slovenian). Retrieved 17 May 2012. 

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