Climate, Geology, …

CLIMATE

Average yearly temperature in Kočevska Reka is 7,5°C. Average yearly precipitation in Kočevska reka is 1800mm and 1624mm in Novi Lazi. 

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Temperature za Kočevje (povpr. T, povpr. najvišja dnevna T, povpr. najnižja dnevna T. Padavine za Kočevje [mm]

There are also other factors such as lower average yearly temperatures and higher average yearly rainfall in surrounding mountain areas (Goteniška and Borovška mountain), that affect climate in Mokri Potok.

 

GEOLOGY

Unlike the surrounding Kočevska Reka, which is mostly karst nature (limestone and dolomite), in Mokri Potok there are mainly sandstones, conglomerates and claystones of the Permian age. They are watertight, so there are numerous springs and streams appearing that flow through deep ravines and ditches, and drains into the largest among them, Mokri Potok, whose waters seep underground immediately on the border with dolomite – lime basis. In the valley of that stream alluvium is expanded.

geoloska karta mokri potok

Geology chart of surroundngs (source: Kolarič M., 2014. Geomorfologija kontaktnega krasa Kočevske Reke. Diplomsko delo. Povzeto po: Geološka karta SFRJ, list Delnice. Zvezni geološki zavod.)

 

SOIL

The area around Mokri Potok and Sadni hrib is covered dystric brown soil on slates and sandstones (red on the map). It is a very fertile acidic soil. Floodplains of streams overlap dystric mineral amfiglej (blue on the map).

pedoloska karta mokri potok

Pedologic map of the surroundings (source: Kolarič M., 2014. Geomorfologija kontaktnega krasa Kočevske Reke. Diplomsko delo. Povzeto po: Osnovna pedološka karta Republike Slovenije 1 : 25 000.)

 

HYDROLOGY

Reški potok (Reški creek) and Mokri potok (Wet creek)

The biggest surface watercourse is Mokri Potok (also known as Potok, Potok in Kočevska Reka, Reški potok, Kočevska reka), which springs in the valley NW from Kočevska Reka and disappears underground in the valley of Mižuk. It springs at the contact of dolomites and limestones at an altitude of 520 meters.

In 1977 the locals in cooperation with fishermans built a dam on the creek (at Kočevska Reka) and Reško jezero or dam Može was created. Surface accumulation is around 18 ha and varies depending on the water level. Today’s dam stands where there once stood a mill.

Mošenik

South of Mižuk valley flows Mošenik creek. Formed by two tributaries that originate one in the north and the other on the eastern slope of the Veliki Mošenik and merge together east of Mali Mošenik. Creek than sinks into a blind valley at an altitude of 470m.

hidrografska karta mokri potok

Hidrographic chart of the area (source: Kolarič M., 2014. Geomorfologija kontaktnega krasa Kočevske Reke. Diplomsko delo. Povzeto po: Državna topografska karta 1 : 25 000.)

Sources:

  • Acceto M., 2006. Floristična in vegetacijska opazovanja v okolici Kočevske Reke. Hladnikia 19:  3-26
  • Kolarič M., 2014. Geomorfologija kontaktnega krasa Kočevske Reke. Diplomsko delo.