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Romance at Swan Lake

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Velenje has three lakes, which are Lake Velenje, Lake Skale and Lake Druzmir. Lake Velenje is the largest in the valley. It is a nice place for walking, cycling, jogging and doing other activities. Here are also restaurants with good food. In the nearness is a camp. Due to excavation of lignite coal caused the lake. Among them is the largest lake Velenje, which primero also for the implementation of the various sporting activities. Thus, it can be given to the lake with a sailboat, sailing board or board, and the parachute. Funny is also run by canoes and pedelini.


Photo a couple of swan at the Velenje lake in Slovenia. They pair monogamously until one partner dies. Should one partner die long before the other, the surviving bird often will not mate again for some years, or even for its entire life.The Mute Swan is one of the heaviest flying birds, with males -known as cobs- averaging about 12 kg and females (known as pens) more than 8 kg. Its size, orange-reddish bill and white plumage make this swan almost unmistakable at close quarters.


The Šaleška Valley boasts the largest Slovenian coalmine and the biggest Slovenian thermo power plant. The lignite mining industry in the area contributed to the expansion of the town, especially after World War II. Many people see it simply as an industrial region, but you will be very surprised, when you discover the magnificent blue lakes and wonder underground to discover the thickest layers of coal the Coal mining museum in Velenje. In the past, dumping of coal ash directly into Lake Velenje and drainage water from the ash disposal site resulted very high pH and high concentrations of heavy metals. The introduction of a closed cycle ash transport system in 1995 resulted in a very fast recovery of the lake water quality. The results of recent studies showed very low mecury concentrations in the water which can be compared to any other freshwater lakes.

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Taken on August 18, 2011