Prokoško Lake

 

Prokoško Lake – a gem on the mountain Vranica.

In this post we bring you great story about lovely Prokoško Lake.

Prokoško Lake is located on Vranica mountain between Debelo brdo (1858 m), Glavičice (1691 m), Trbević i Ćosa (1864 m).

The surface area is 48.000 m2 and the lakes maximal depth is 13 meters.

The formation of the Prokoško Lake was strongly influenced by fluvial, gravitational and other processes. Glacial processes didn’t have a big impact on the morphology of the terrain as the circumstances weren’t ideal for forming glaciers.

Prokoško Lake is a nature monument declared by law as of 2005, including it’s protected surroundings.

It was declared a nature monument because of the great number of endemic species of animals and plants and because of the water richness of the surrounding area.

Prokoško Lake is home to an endemic subspecies of the Tritius alpestris reiseri. It differs from the typical species with its un proportionally large head.

It was discovered in 1891. by Othmur Reiser and described in 1902. by Werner.

The small Tritius alpestris reiseri reaches a maximal length of 12 cm and lives in shallow waters and on the lake banks. It feeds on insects and snails that it finds in the water.

 

Unfortunately, recently the Lake has been loosing its original beauty due to illegal buildings, houses and sewage system, which are really harming the lake and its natural surrounding.

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