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Vlasina Lake, Surdulica
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Vlasina Lake is a semi-artificial lake in Southeast Serbia. Lying at an altitude of 1211m, with an area of 16sqkm, it is the highest and largest artificial lake in Serbia. It was created in 1947–51 when the peat bog Vlasinsko blato was closed off by a dam and submerged by the waters of incoming rivers, chiefly the Vlasina.GeographyThe lake lies at on a plateau called Vlasina in the municipalities of Surdulica and Crna Trava. The plateau is surrounded by the mountains of Čemernik, Vardenik and Gramada. The lake runs North-South for a length of about and has a maximum width of approximately. Its average depth is and its maximum depth is, near the dam.The central part of the lake is wide and 10and deep. Its eastern coastline is jagged, with two bays: larger Biljanina bara and smaller Murin zaliv separated by Taraija peninsula. The southern part of the island, between Bratanov del peninsula and the mouth of Božićki kanal is shallower (2to), with swampy coasts and peat.The dam is located in the northwestern part of the lake. It is an embankment dam, built of a concrete core with an earth-filled cover. Construction ran from 1946 to 1948, when the reservoir was first filled. It is long, wide at the base and at the top, and high (of which 25.7m is above the ground). The reservoir it creates has a volume of around. Of these, is usable for hydroelectric exploitation. The system of 4 hydroelectric plants called Vrla (I-IV) lies downstream of the lake, on the Vlasina River, with a total capacity of. A part of the hydroelectric system is the pump station "Lisina", which pumps in water from the nearby Lisina Lake, chiefly in summer months. Vlasina Lake is also fed by numerous streams, descending from the surrounding mountains. The water level varies, depending on the water influx and drainage of the dam. Two artificial canals enter the lake near the dam: Čemernički kanal from the west and Strvna from east.
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  • Vlasinsko jezero je jedno od najlepših jezera u Srbiji.Ima plutajuća ostrva i ako stanete na jedno od njih ono će vas odvesti na sred jezera.Vazduh je jak i odličan.Svuda okolo su šume.Apartmani su pr...  more »
  • Vlasina Lake is located on the South-East Serbia. This is the Alpine Lake. Once there were Marsh with peat bogs. During the construction of the dam in the middle of the last century, water flooded the area and formed the Lake. The Lake is a large number of different species of fish. If you want a relaxing holiday in unspoilt nature-you here!
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  • The largest lake in Serbia. Located at an altitude of 1200 metres. Well here come relax. There is a where to stay, there are restaurants. There is a sports complex to play sports. And you can do jogging along the Lake. Types of beautiful.
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