Lubuskie Lakeland, Lubusz, Poland

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Poland - Western Poland - Lubusz -

Also known as:  Lubuskie Lake District, Lubusz Lakeland

The Lubuskie Lakeland, or Lubuskie Lake District, is located in mid-western Poland in the Lubusz Province. The area was once covered by the Scandinavian ice sheet; the retreating glacier created lake basins, plains, and moraine hills (accumulated earth and stone deposits). Today, the Lubuskie Lakeland is resplendent with post-glacial hills, crystal blue waters, and dense green forests. The area is one of the most sparsely populated and heavily wooded areas in Poland, a perfect place for a quiet retreat. The Lubuskie lakes range in size from under 10 acres to several hundred acres; most of them offer activities for boating, sailing, fishing, and canoeing, and the forests are filled with groomed trails for hiking and biking. The Lakeland is a prominent area in Poland and will cater to those seeking action and adventure as well as those seeking peace and tranquility.

Lubuskie Lakeland consists of several hundred lakes. These lakes offer excellent conditions for angling and are filled with freshwater fish including catfish, river trout, grayling, lake trout, powan, whitefish, barbel, vimba, and salmon. Lake Grzybno covers about 102 acres and is a prime location for sailing. Lake Lubinskie is located in the middle of a postglacial tunnel-valley towards the south, fed by shallow subsoil waters and springs on the southern shores of the lake. Nearly all of the rivers in the Lubuskie Lakeland, as well as Poland, drain northward into the Baltic Sea. The Oder and its main tributary, Warta, drain the western third of Poland. Canoeing and kayaking are extremely popular in the Lubuskie Lakeland. With canoe routes linking many of the lakes through rivers like the Warta, Obra, and Paklica, you can expect many miles of breathtaking views without having to leave the water. The rivers bend and curve like a snake through the deciduous forests, providing views of greenery and wildlife. Some areas offer tours and make stops to pick fresh mushrooms and berries, or sample genuine Polish cuisine at a Polish farm. During the winter months, when the lakes are covered with ice, you can expect to see ice boat sailors and ice skaters skating along the frozen waters.

The beautiful forests throughout the Lubuskie Lakeland are perfect for any level of hiker or biker. The trails range from easy to challenging and always present an enchanting view. The Notecka Primeval Forest covers an area close to 250,000 acres along the Warta River. The forest is secluded and is ideal for hiking and viewing wildlife. See wild boar, deer, cranes, storks, and woodpeckers. Notecka is known for its haunted cemetery deep in the forest. Believed by some to be one of the most haunted places in Poland, the cemetery is the only remains of a mysterious village that went missing in the late 19th century. The Nietoperek bat reserve is also located in the Lubuskie Province. An underground bunker built for defense is now home to some of the rarest bat species on the planet. The Ujscie Warty National Park is the youngest in Poland. Though it is a natural forest, hundreds of years of human activity have influenced it. The main river Warta splits the area into a Northern and Southern half that are equally breathtaking. The park is one of the most important regions of bird lairs in Poland. You can find 245 species of birds, of those 26 are endangered. Lubuskie has over 50 national reserves and several landscape parks. Birders and wildlife enthusiasts alike will delight in the numerous amounts of species in the area. Because Lubuskie is a relatively undeveloped area, you can be sure to see interesting fauna and flora.

The historical background of the Lubuskie Lakeland can be seen in the many monuments from different periods, cultures, and traditions. You don’t have to travel far to see castles, palaces, manor houses, ancient churches and cathedrals, Jewish cemeteries and synagogues, Second World War German camps and fortifications, and numerous interesting museums. Yearly cultural events are hosted in the towns of the Lubuskie Province like the Lagow Film festival, Grape Harvesting in Zielona Gora and the Woodstock Music Festival in Kostrzyn. You can also find unique activities such as horseback riding and archery. In every town there are hotels, vacation rentals, and real estate properties. There are plenty of holiday homes and campsites simply waiting to be visited.

Things to do at Lubuskie Lakeland

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Biking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Birding
  • National Park
  • Museum

Fish species found at Lubuskie Lakeland

  • Barbel
  • Catfish
  • Grayling
  • Lake Trout
  • Salmon
  • Trout
  • Whitefish

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    Trophic State | LakeLubbers

    Trophic State measures the level of algae and nutrients in a lake.

    An oligotrophic lake is very clear (blue in color) and does not support much plant or fish life. A hyper-oligotrophic lake is the clearest of all lakes, and is nearly devoid of plants and fish.

    A mesotrophic lake is slightly green and supports a moderate degree of plant and fish life. A lake's most desired trophic state is generally this mid-point - the mesotrophic state.

    A eutrophic lake is somewhat murky and supports a large amount of plant and fish life. A hypereutrophic lake is clouded with algae, plant life, and fish life. A eutrophic or hyper-eutrophic lake can be difficult to navigate by boat - and is often an unpleasant place to swim.

    The use of phosphorus-rich and nitrogen-rich fertilizer on lawns and golf courses surrounding a lake can cause it to become eutrophic or hypereutrophic.


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    Catchment or Drainage Area | LakeLubbers

    This is the surrounding area that drains into a lake, including land, rivers and their tributaries. This is also known as the lake's "catchment basin".

    Small lakes at the highest peaks of mountains have small drainage areas. The world's oceans have the largest drainage areas.


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    Lake-Area Population | LakeLubbers

    This is the estimated number of people who live in a house with a view of a lake, plus those who self-describe the lake as their home, for example: "I live at Smith Mountain Lake."


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    Water Residence Time | LakeLubbers

    This is the estimated time that it takes for an amount of water equal to the entire volume of a lake to flow out of - or evaporate from - the lake.

    Residence Time can be as short as a few days for fast-flowing small lakes, and can exceed 100 years for slow-flowing large lakes.


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    Completion Year | LakeLubbers

    This is the year that a reservoir was first filled to the reservoir's normal elevation - or the year that a natural lake was first dammed. A large reservoir can take more than a year to fill after its dam is first closed.

    The Grand Anicut in southern India is generally considered the world's oldest dam that still operates. Grand Anicut was constructed in the second century BC. It now impounds an irrigation network that includes roughly one million acres.

    You can find many of the the world's newest reservoirs on LakeLubbers. Many of the world's oldest reservoirs appear on the last page of that list.


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    Water Volume | LakeLubbers

    This is the estimated volume of water that a lake contains -- measured at the lake's normal elevation. By this measure, the world's largest freshwater lake is Siberia's Lake Baikal.

    You can find many of the the world's largest lakes (by water volume) on LakeLubbers.

    Water Volume can be measured in acre-feet, in cubic miles, or in cubic kilometers. One acre-foot is the amount of water needed to cover one acre (43,560 square feet) to a depth of one foot. One cubic mile equals 3,379,200 acre-feet. One cubic kilometer equals 810,713 acre-feet.

    1 acre-foot is equal to 325,851 US gallons. Siberia's Lake Baikal contains about 6,276,367,740,000,000 gallons of freshwater - nearly 1 million gallons for every living person on earth.

    The other - and more widely used - measure of a lake's size is the lake's surface acreage. By that measure, the world's largest freshwater lake is North America's Lake Superior.


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    Maximum Depth | LakeLubbers

    This is the estimated greatest depth of the water in a lake -- measured at the lake's normal elevation. The world's deepest lake is Siberia's Lake Baikal; that lake's maximum depth is estimated at 5,314 feet.

    You can find many of the the world's deepest lakes on LakeLubbers. If you select the last page of that list, you will find the (maximum depth of) the shallowest lakes in our database.


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    Average Depth | LakeLubbers

    This is the estimated average depth of the water in a lake -- measured at the lake's normal elevation. If the water volume and surface area of a lake are known, an estimate of the lake's average depth can be calculated:

    Water volume ÷ Surface Area = Average Depth

    Example: 1,000,000 acre-feet ÷ 20,000 acres = 50 feet average depth


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    Maximum Elevation | LakeLubbers

    This is a lake's highest water level, measured by the lake's surface distance above sea level, that can occur during flooding. A lake's highest possible maximum elevation is usually the top of the lake's dam or spillway.

    At lakes that include residential development, government regulations usually forbid the construction of homes below a lake's maximum elevation.


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    Minimum Elevation | LakeLubbers

    This is a lake's lowest water level, measured by the lake's surface distance above sea level, that can be reasonably expected to occur. Low lake levels can occur due to deliberate seasonal draw downs for irrigation or impending snow melt, reduced water inflows, drought and evaporation, residential or commercial water demands, and hydropower generation.

    Some lakes' minimum and maximum elevations are virtually the same. Lakes that generate hydropower may vary by several feet - according to power demand. Lakes whose primary purpose is to prevent flooding can seasonally vary by 100 feet or more.

    When some lakes reach their minimum elevation, their boat ramps may not be long enough to permit boat access - and boats docked on shallow parts of the lake may end up on dry ground. In those cases, kayakers and shore-based anglers may be among the few happy recreational users of the lake.


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    Normal Elevation | LakeLubbers

    This is a lake's normal water level, measured by the lake's surface distance above sea level. For a reservoir, this water level is also known as "full pond" or "full pool".

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    Shoreline Length | LakeLubbers

    This is the length of the exterior shoreline around a lake - measured at the lake's normal elevation. The shoreline length can be considerably shorter or longer when lake water levels are lower or higher than normal.

    A lake with many coves has a much longer shoreline than a lake of similar surface area that is nearly circular in shape.

    When known, the shoreline miles that we report in our statistics include only the lake's exterior shoreline, and exclude the shorelines of islands located within a lake's boundaries. In lakes with many islands, those islands' combined shorelines may exceed a lake's exterior shoreline.

    You can find many of the world's longest-shoreline lakes on Lakelubbers.


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    Surface Area | LakeLubbers

    This is the area (acreage, square kilometers, etc.) of the top surface area of a lake - measured at a lake's normal elevation. The surface area can be considerably smaller or larger when lake levels are lower or higher than normal. North America's Lake Superior is the world's largest freshwater lake by this measure.

    The other measure of a lake's size is the lake's water volume. By that measure, the world's largest freshwater lake is Lake Baikal in Siberia.

    You can find many of the world's largest lakes (acres) on Lakelubbers. There is no widely-accepted minimum surface area that defines a lake. What Lakelubbers describes as a lake, you might call a pond. The smallest lake that Lakelubbers currently includes is Hawaii's 2-acre Lake Waiau.


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    Water Level Control | LakeLubbers

    This is the organization that controls water releases or outflows from the lake or reservoir. In the USA, this is often the US Army Corps of Engineers, a power company, a municipal water system, an irrigation district, or a paper manufacturing company. In the case of private or gated lakes, a homeowners' association may be the lake's controlling authority.

    Many lakes cross borders, including North America's Great Lakes. The control of such lakes and their coveted freshwater may be amicably shared - or hotly disputed.

    "Water wars" continue at many lakes as growing populations and crop irrigation needs compete for the freshwater that lakes contain.


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    Lake Type | LakeLubbers

    There are 3 basic types of lakes that are currently included on LakeLubbers. 2 types may be dammed or not dammed, producing 5 classifications.

    - A Reservoir is a man-made freshwater lake that is usually created by damming rivers.

    - A Natural Freshwater Lake occurs naturally - often by glacial activity - and has a salinity of less than 30 parts per thousand. It may be dammed to produce electricity or for other reasons.

    - A Natural Saltwater Lake occurs naturally and has a salinity of more than 30 parts per thousand (ppt). It may be dammed.

    "Brackish" water may be categorized as freshwater or saltwater, depending on its salt content (salinity). Oligohaline water has less than 15 ppt of salt. Mesohaline water has 15-29 ppt. Polyhaline has 30-335 ppt.


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