Presplorers record changes in the lakeshore
30 Sep 2020
The Presplorers set out in late September to record changes of the shore in Lesser Prespa that they had visited again at the beginning of spring. Τhe impression from the shocking changes we saw was great. We located the fixed points that we had marked with a ribbon and found that the lake water level has dropped dramatically. The first tree we had marked was now 19.5 m away from the lake, when at the beginning of March it was 8.5 m, while at their second fixed point the Presplorers had to go deep into the reedbed to find water! Wearing their boots, the Presplorers walked in the shallow waters of the lake by the shore and measured the water temperature, noticing the large fluctuation of the water temperature, from the beginning of spring which was only 9 °C to the beginning of autumn when the water is still warm after summer and the temperature was measured at 19 °C. We noticed a few more other changes on the shore and talked about the drought that has hit Prespa in recent years.