Lovrenška jezera (The marsh of Lovrence
- lakes of Lovrence) are the largest high peat swampland in Slovenia. The
swampland is divided into two parts with a narrow part of the forest. The
main characteristic of this marshiness area are 20 lakes, which actually
are not real lakes but depressions in a rock, which were covered by water.
The marshiness area is located on the mountain ridge (altitude of 1520
m ~ 5000 ft.). The moore is a 'mineral' swampland and was the result of
the rolling hill country with the impermeable geological grounding. The
name 'high moore' is not beacuse of the altitude but of the slow and progressive
lading of the peat.
The swampland developed here about 8000 years
ago, after the Ice Ages. The area has no contact with groundwater and it
is fed by precipitations alone. The depth of the lakes is about 1m and
the layer of the peat is about 3 m thick in the central part of the moor.