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Slowinski National Park - Land and Water

The area of the park once used to be a bay of the Baltic Sea. A number of natural activities like the Scandinavian glacier commotion and some Baltic Sea activities, led to the formation of the park relief. The belt of moraine hills, lining the southwestern part of the park was created by glacier activity. Similarly, Baltic Sea and other geo-morphological processes erected hindrances in the form of sand bars and thus separated the lakes from the mother water body.

With 10213 ha of the Slowinski National Park being covered by water bodies, almost 55% of the park area falls under water ecosystems. The Lebsko Lake covering 7140 ha and with a maximum depth of 6.3 m is the largest of the four lakes. Apart from the four lakes, the seven rivers cutting through the park represent the other aspect of the water ecosystem.


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