Lake Skadar on the Balkan Peninsula •

Last update: July 7th, 2020 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features Lake Skadar, the largest lake on the Balkan Peninsula.

Located on the border of Montenegro and Albania, Lake Skadar is a karst lake that receives most of its water from the Morača river. 

The surrounding Dinaric Alps are made up of erodible rocks such as limestone.

The swirling dark and light sediments visible in the lake have been transported in from higher elevations through snow melt and mountain runoff.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA


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