Blue Lake, Imotski

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#9 of 17 in Nature in Split-Dalmatia County
Blue Lake is a karst lake located near Imotski in southern Croatia. Like the nearby Red Lake, it lies in a deep sinkhole possibly formed by the collapse of an enormous underground cave. The total depth from the upper rim is around 220 meters, while water depth varies with season. In spring, when the snow from surrounding mountains melts, it can reach 90 m, and in 1914 it reached 114 m, overflowing the southern rim. The lake is a popular destination for hiking and sight-seeing.Maximum dimensions of the lake are around 800×500 m, but they significantly vary due to big changes in the water level. At the end of the summer the lake may completely disappear.In 1907 a road was built descending to the lake. In 1942, an earthquake caused a large landfall resulting in reduction of the lake's depth.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Lake Karst formation really impressive! already coming, you can see the hole in the ground and is alone quite impressive the Lake offers a walk until you reach the bottom. in some places can give a sense of emptiness but it's really very very nice. Pity that at the time of our visit wasn't very full (this lake is fed only by rainwater) PS the ticket office is barely visible but is above the entrance to the right-the ticket is also valid for the Red Lake and fortress
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  • August 3, 2017
    Heat it can be exhausting to get off the path into the crater. You will be rewarded by a dip in the Turquoise Blue Lake. A great and unforgettable experience for young and old...
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  • July 31, 2017
    If you would like to rest from the crowded beaches of Split during tourist season, Blue lake in Imotski is a place to visit. It's 1 hour away by car from Split. You have to pay 20 kn to get in to the ...  more »

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