The trail that leads to nowhere - Sunset on flooded Planinsko Polje, Slovenia
by Cyril Mayaud, Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU, Postojna, Slovenia
Planinsko Polje belongs to the most famous karst landmarks of Slovenia due to its peculiar hydrologeogical behaviour that transform it into a 10 km2 large temporary lake after strong precipitation events. People living around it meaningfully adapted to its behaviour by positioning their houses above the level of the most severe events and implementing an agricultural activity compatible with the floods. However, this fragile equilibrium could be threatened by climate change, which could increase the intensity and duration of the floods.
Cyril Mayaud (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)