Newly discovered natural phenomenon

23 December 2013 | Article
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The field research conducted on the Željin Mountain by the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia revealed a waterfall of exceptional characteristics and beauty. It was named Željinski troskok (A triple fall of Zeljin) reflecting its three magnificent water cascades. The morphometric characteristics, genesis, water abundance, aesthetic values and cascading waters assured the inclusion of this natural phenomenon on the list of hydrological heritage of Serbia.

This waterfall of exceptional size is located near Jošanička banja, above the village Đurovići and on the stream Jelovak, the biggest source of Planska River. The waterfall is of erosive type, formed in granodiorites. It consists of three major cascades of height and length estimated at about 30 meters. Part of the stream bed is also cascading, and intersects with small waterfalls, while the vertical drop of the valley bottom decreases after few tens of meters of the flow, and stream water calms down. Zeljinski troskok has amphitheater-shaped vertical drop, it is very difficult to access from both upstream and downstream parts of the valley and is surrounded by beech forest growing on highly inclined steeps.

The water of Jelovak waterfall has been dammed on two places, above and below the waterfall, and is being used for irrigation of orchards and gardens. This discovery has once again confirmed the importance of systematic field research on valuable natural areas in Serbia.

For more information please contact:
Maja Radosavljevic, Public Relations, Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia


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