Transcript Presentation by Katka Knesplová
Kralický Sněžník - small mountain system on the historical border between Bohemia, Moravia and the Klodzko Region is one of the most important watersheds in Europe. The booster pump power station Dlouhé stráně the biggest of the seven wonders of the Czech Republic MLADÁ BOLESLAV PRAGUE . NYSA Watershed • • • The sources of the Orlice, which empties its waters - via the Labe (Elbe) - into the North Sea, drain the water from western and south-eastern regions. From the northern slopes water runs down into the Klodzko Nisa,the Odra which belongs to the Baltic Sea region. Rainfall water from the remaining part of the area runs into the River Morava and then - via the Danube - to the Black Sea. Králický Sněžník (1,424 metres above sea level) is formed of predominantly crystalline limestone and dolomite, which contain a system of karst passages. Tvarožné díry, Patzeltova and Mramorová (Marble) Caves originated at the time when climate in the area was tropical. Marble used for decorative purposes was extracted from a quarry located above Velká Morava. As the name of the mountain range suggests (Sněžník - Snow Mountains), it is covered in snow for a long period of time (on average for eight months of the year). A statue of a baby elephant placed on a base made from stone ashlars became the symbol of the region. • It originated during a meeting of young artists held between the two world wars. The local rarity is the auburn rhododendron, the nearest incidence of which in open landscape has been recorded in the Alps. The third highest mountain range in the Czech Republic, Králický Sněžník contains the source (a walled well located on the territory of Bohemia) of the River Morava. Covering a distance of 353 kilometres, the Morava forms the axis of a historical land of the same name. Two rock shelves of a 15 metres high waterfall, called Pod Strašidly, originated on one of the Morava's right-hand tributaries in the area of Králický Sněžník. The booster pump power station Dlouhé stráně – The biggest of the seven wonders of the Czech Republic • • • Three superlative The biggest reversing water-wheel in Europe The biggest run in Czech Republic The biggest rated capacity in Czech Republic • Mission of the booster pump power station is to feed electroenergetic scheme of our republic by its output 650 MW static and dynamics service.