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Plaški, Unnamed Road

This LOCATION is the source of the Dretulja river. If you have a kayak or a preferably narrower inflatable boat, you can navigate the Dretulja river (8.6 km long), which is relatively shallow but suitable for canoeing/kayaking at your own risk because it is in no way a supervised place. The entire Plaski region is more or less intact and, above all, unknown to people outside. Welcome to explore Dretulja and popularize the site. NOTE: ?PLEASE KEEP THIS PLACE CLEAN AND MAKE IT BETTER IF SOMEONE MADE IT DIRTY BEFORE YOU. IF YOU HAVE A DOG USE BAGS FOR POOP, OTHERWISE YOUR REGISTRATION PLATES WILL BE REPORTED TO POLICE WITH POSSIBILITY OF CAR/VAN IMPOUNDED. The place was built as a pump station to feed with the water steam locomotives somewhere between 1918-1921. If you are presently at the site, you are 375 m above sea level. In the first part, the river flows through spacious meadows, forming numerous wetland habitats in the surrounding area - reeds and bogs. The banks of the river are overgrown with reeds, and the bottom is sandy. In Plaški, Dretulja flows under the bridge (road D42) at the entrance to the town, and here it receives a significant tributary, the river Vrnjika. From this place, the course of the river is partly completely blocked by dense willows. After 7 km of surface flow, Dretulja sinks in the southeastern part of Plaščanska plateau in several separate abysses near the hamlet Jakšići, after 10 km. After 7 km, it springs again as one of the sources of the river Mrežnica (Primišljanska or Istočna Mrežnica) near Zbjeg and Suvača. Simultaneously, the second part represents a vital source of the Rudnica stream near the village of Kamenica. Dretulja is a typical river of karst fields, a sinkhole that springs at one end of the area and sinks at the other. In its short course, it meanders in a plain surrounded by karst hills, in soft soil formed by the deposition of younger (Neogene and Quaternary) sediments on the rocky bottom of karst fields. The base of these karst fields is impenetrable, "clogged" with fine particles of sediment, so it does not flow underground. It, therefore, flows on the surface of rivers. At the edges are fields, at the junction of permeable and watertight rocks in direct connection with groundwater and the surface world. Dretulja gets most of its water from the sinkholes of Jaruga and Stajnica on the southwest side of Mala Kapela (that's the mountain above) and the area of ​​this mountain massif. In the hinterland of the Dretulja spring, we find hydrologically extremely permeable rocks that easily let rainwater into the ground. Dretulja springs from a picturesque karst spring under the steep slope of the hill ‘Markanov vrh ‘overgrown with dense coniferous forest. The spring is abundant and strong, and during the tremendous droughts, its flow is 1 m3 / s. The water is clean, fresh and flows quickly. It is a reverse spring, with solid aeration of water and a rocky base, which erupts to the underground under pressure, directly forming a stream. There is also a water pumping station for the needs of Plaški and the surrounding area. Immediately near the spring, a small dam was built, which creates a small lake stream for the needs of the former mill and sawmill. The devastated mill remained in place today, while the sawmill facilities on the left bank of the western branch of the spring completely disappeared. The source of Dretulja was of sufficient capacity for the operation of the entire sawmill and mill plant, even in the summer months when the intensity of the spring would decrease. However, it would still be sufficient for the smooth operation of the plant.
Id : 174050 - Créé le 23 04 2020 par Exmoto
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