Green Lake: An Underwater Phenomenon in Austria
This lagoon is a functioning park where visitors can stroll around and cross the small bridges or sit on one of the park benches along the water’s edge. Green Lake is the most popular place to see the sights at the bottom of the Lake with its many ancient items. Green Lake is located at the foot of Tragoess, Austria with one of the strangest natural phenomenon in the world. During the winter months, the place is almost completely dried and used as a State Park. During the spring the temperature rises and the snow and ice covers of Karst Mountains begin to melt and water flows downward filling the valley below with clear water with temperature of 6 – 7 ° c.
The Lake reaches a maximum depth of about 12 feet from the middle of the month of May/June. In July the water begins to recede. Green Lake has a variety of fauna like snails, water fleas, larvae, small crabs, and various species of trout. The depth of the Lake is variable due to the flow that comes from melting. Green Lake is popular among divers who can observe the green pastures on the shores of the Lake and see the bridge and the bench can also be found under the water.
Early summer waters of the Green Lake are high in June, when this extraordinary place is packed with divers, curious to see what the content of the Green Lake has to offer. Getting to watch the fish swim up the bleachers between land trees with a bottom covered with grass, and even a bridge, creates an out of the ordinary, dream like wonderful atmosphere!
In the summer, Green Lake area visitors can take off their hiking shoes and put on their scuba gear. Divers from around the world to check out the underwater meadow and capture breath taking views of an extra ordinary phenomenon of a submerged dry garden that last for half a year each year.