Flood at Rakov Škocjan

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When the water level reaches its highest point the Great Natural Bridge at Rakov Škocjan is flooded. On 26 November 2000 the highest water level was recorded, reaching 513, 23 meters above sea level or about 12 meters above the usual level of the stream bed (Franjo Drole Karst Research Institute of the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts).

During our diving on 21 December 2008 the river bed in front of the Great Natural Bridge was 10,6 meters deep and the information board was six meters below the water surface. The forest of Notranjska changed into a flooded forest.