Intermittent lakes in the Pivka basin
Janez Mulec, Andrej Mihevc , Tanja Pipan - (34/3,2005)
Many karst features are characteristic of the Pivka basin. The Pivka intermittent lakes appear when high karst waters flood large and small karst depressions. The basins of the lakes were shaped by lateral and subsoil corrosion of flood waters. In the wider area around the intermittent lakes short dry caves prevail. Flora and fauna have adapted to the changeable water land regime. A favourable strategic position and climate have enabled human settlement of the region early in history.