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Kerkini Lake

  In the flat and semi-mountainous area, important hydro-biospheres are developing which are of great international significance and acceptance. The most essential hydro-biosphere is the one in Kerkini lake. It is a miracle of nature which came about by man's technical intervention on the natural characteristics of Strymon river. The water extent, which varies from time to time from 54.250 sq. km to 72.100 sq. km ., works out to be useful in two ways: as a technical work of great agricultural utility and as a hydrobioshpere for thousands of water fowls. This wonderful biosphere is recouped by the International Convention of Ramsar and presents numerous admirable elements. Thousands of birds, both rare and protege, riverside forests, water-lilies in a large area, fish variety and fantastic panoramic view from the mountains of Beles and Krousia give it a characteristic tone.
  The main water provider of the lake is Strymon river. Additionally, there is Kerkinitis river from Krousia that flows into the lake. The lake was created where Kerkini lake was by making embankments on the Eastern and western sides and a dam was constructed near the village of Lithotopos, which started functioning in 1932. After the construction of the dam, the form of the initial hydrosphere changed completely. The human intervention usually retracts or takes negative action against the natural processes. Kerkini lake is a rare example, where the gentle human handling had the exact opposite result. As time went by, the lake's capacity was reduced because of the substances that were washed up by Strymon river. So the rising of the embankments and the construction of a new dam was necessary, which was started in 1982.

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