Krka landscape from the Skradin bridge to the mouth

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The Public Institute for Management of Protected and Other Natural Values of Šibenik-Knin County is entrusted with the significant landscape of the Krka River from the Skradin Bridge to its mouth, protected since September 1968.

The town of Skradin, Prokljan Lake, which is also Croatia's second largest lake (11.5 km2) and the Channel of St. Joseph that is connected to the Bay of Šibenik are among the valuable entities in this area. The small islet Stipanac stands in Prokljan Lake. During Roman times, this islet was connected to the mainland by an embankment. The Guduća River drains into Prokljan Lake, and its mouth is an important ornithological area.

In terms of its morphology and genesis, this locality is typical of a ria, a sub-merged river valley. Most of the Krka Canyon was formed in the Tertiary, and it obtained is present day appearance after the last glaciation, at the end of the Pleistocene about 10,000 years ago, when the sea level rose by about 100 m.People have frequently wondered where the mouth of the Krka River actually is, with answers ranging from Skradin to St. Nicholas. In fact, the entire area from Skradin to the fortress of St. Nicholas is the mouth of the river.

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