Sava Bohinjka

The Sava Bohinjka
Savica Falls with two streams forming the letter A

The Sava Bohinjka is a headwater of the Sava River in northwestern Slovenia. At 41 kilometres (25 mi) in length, it is the shorter of the two headwaters that become the Sava River in Radovljica,[1] the other being the 45 km (28 mi)-long Sava Dolinka.


The Sava Bohinjka originates under the Komarča Crag at an elevation of 805 m (2,641 ft), from springs fed by the Triglav Lakes Valley. Until it reaches Lake Bohinj, the river is known as the Savica ('little Sava'), and features the 60 m (200 ft)-high Savica Falls (Slovene: slap Savica) at its source.[2] It then flows through the Ukanc Gorge, where the 3 MW Savica power plant is located, before flowing into Lake Bohinj, where it creates a small delta. It flows from Lake Bohinj as the Sava Bohinjka through Bohinjska Bistrica, Bohinjska Bela, and close to Lake Bled, before meeting the Sava Dolinka near Radovljica.


  1. "Reke, dolge nad 25 km, in njihova padavinska območja" [Rivers, longer than 25 km, and their catchment areas] (in Slovenian and English). Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. 2002.
  2. Baedeker, Karl (1879) "Terglou: The Valley of the Wocheiner Save" The Eastern Alps: Including the Bavarian Highlands, the Tyrol, Salzkammergut, Styria, and Carinthia (4th ed.) Dulau and Co., London, p. 353, OCLC 4018143

Coordinates: 46°21′N 14°09′E / 46.350°N 14.150°E / 46.350; 14.150

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