Miljacka slap waterfall
Miljacka slap waterfall, 21.5 km distant from the source of the river, is the fifth waterfall on the route of the Krka towards its mouth.
It is 23.8 m tall and 50 – 60 m wide. At this site, the waters of the Zrmanja River join the Krka waters through the Miljacka spring.
This spring is a direct connection between these two rivers, which is a unique hydrogeological phenomenon. The upper portion of the waterfall, squeezed between high cliffs, is characterized by ridges and overhangs, while in the lower part there are low sills. The waterfall consists of three large and numerous small tufa steps. It is surrounded by sub-Mediterranean vegetation. It is also rich in various species of mosses: in the water we find the species Eucladium vertillicatum and Cinclidotus aquaticus, on the rocks the species Palustriella commutata and the tiny species Southbya sp., and on the parts of the waterfall that are occasionally without water, the species Cinclidotus riparius, Cratoneuron filicinum, and many others.
Numerous speleological structures are located in the vicinity of Miljacka waterfall. The cave Miljacka II, the largest cave in the Krka National Park, is home to many endemic and protected subterranean animals, including the olm and the long-fingered bat. On the left bank of the river, below the magnificent waterfall, is the largest hydroelectric power plant on the Krka River, the HPP Miljacka, the most powerful hydroelectric plant in Europe to 1910.