Morphological Characteristics of Lake Vlasina (South-East Serbia)
Keywords:Vlasina, bathymetry, morphometry, lake, hydrology
This study is the first bathymetric survey and morphometric description of Lake Vlasina. Some relationships between morphometric and lake characteristics are presented. The purpose of this study was to update current information on the bathymetry and morphometric characteristics of the lake, using Humminbird and Garmin sonar. The bathymetry was based on 1587 points for which depths and geographic coordinates were acquired. Results of the bathymetric map shows that Lake Vlasina is a shallow, flat bottom lake with an ellipsoid form. Lastly we highlight the importance of this study, regarding possible future changes in morphometric characteristics as a consequence of human activity.