Zavoj lake today
If you wish to travel to Zavoj lake its beautiful artificial lake near Pirot, in southeast Serbia. February 25, 1963 a huge landslide from the sunny side of the Stara Planina mountain rushed into the valley of the Visočica River and dammed a river creating a natural earth dam. That is the creation of Zavoj lake. It is very clean and full with fishes, so its the reason to be one of most popular places among fishermans. You can fish bream, roach, bleak, perch, chub, trout, carp, catfish, pike. It is great for divers, camping and swimming too. One part of lake is used to producing electricity in hydroelectric power plant Pirot.
On the paleontological site the mud and sediments petrified in the form of plates which are rich in remains of mollusk shells (which have been found on the slopes of the Stara Planina at over 1,440 meters or 4,720 feet), sea worms, snails and other marine animals (sea crocodiles, sharks, giant mollusks) with indications that fossils of the dinosaurs can be found also.
It belongs to Pirot’s municipality
Top photo by hr:Suradnik:BončCC BY-SA 3.0