Wild Lake

Wild Lake (Slovene: Divje jezero) is a lake near Idrija in western Slovenia and a karst spring of the Vauclusian type.[2] The lake is the source of the Jezernica River, a tributary of the Idrijca and, at 55 metres (180 ft) long, the shortest river in Slovenia.[3] Water flows from under the ground and through a steeply inclined tunnel, explored to a depth of 160 metres (520 ft).[3] The discharge occasionally surpasses 60 cubic metres per second (2,100 cu ft/s).[3] However, when the water level is low, there is no outflow from the lake.[3] In 1967, the lake was protected as a natural monument. In 1972, it was arranged to be the first Slovenian natural museum.[2]

Wild Lake
Locationnear Idrija, Slovenia
Coordinates45°58′56″N 14°1′41″E
Typekarst siphon lake
Basin countriesSlovenia
Max. depthover 160 m (520 ft)
Surface elevation340 metres (1,120 ft)[1]


  1. "Ozemlje in podnebje" [Territory and Climate] (PDF). Statistični letopis 1994 [Statistical Yearbook 1994]. Statistical Yearbook 1994. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. 1994. p. 38. ISSN 1318-5403.
  2. Nared, Janez; Perko, Drago (2010). Na prelomnici: razvojna vprašanja Občine Idrija [At the Turning Point: the Development Issues of the Municipality of Idrija]. Capacities (in Slovenian). Scientific Research Centre, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. p. 72. ISBN 9789612542436. ISSN 2232-2477.
  3. Petrič, Metka. "Divje jezero" [Wild Lake]. In Šmid Hribar, Mateja. Torkar, Gregor. Golež, Mateja. Podjed, Dan. Drago Kladnik, Drago. Erhartič, Bojan. Pavlin, Primož. Jerele, Ines. (eds.). Enciklopedija naravne in kulturne dediščine na Slovenskem – DEDI (in Slovenian). Retrieved 4 May 2012.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)

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