Vodopad Siga

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Location: Ceremošnja
A1/E75 exit Oraška, turn right on 147 towards Kučevo, before you reach Kučevo turn right towards Ravnište, turn right to Plavčevo. From Plavčevo follow road south.
(44.373040, 21.616898)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: KarstTufa Deposits KarstSinter Terraces
Light: n/a
Dimension: A=530 m asl.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Vodopad Siga, Plavčevo, Tel: +381-.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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Водопад Сига or Vodopad Siga (Siga waterfall) is actually a series of waterfalls, but much more interesting is the fact that it is a typical karst feature. The water emerges from a karst spring, the source of the Siga river, right above the waterfall, at the northern foot of the Veliki štubej (940 m asl), which is the highest peak of the Homolje mountains. Siga river is a tributary of the Javorska river. On the first meters it is still saturated with dissolved limestone from the karst, so it starts to precipitate limestone. Carbon dioxide goes into the surrounding air, and is consumed by plants in the riverbed. As a result the water loses the ability to dissolve limestone. The limestone is deposited on top of plants, which die as a result and decompose, leaving holes in the limestone. The result is very porous limestone called tufa. The growing rock forms the series of waterfalls, which have a total height of 30 m.

The road from Plavčevo is first paved, but about 1 km from the waterfall it becomes a single lane gravel road. It ends at a picnic area with wooden benches. From here it's only a short walk. The waterfall is best visited in spring, in late summer it often dries out. Unfortunately, the waterfall is not on the OpenStreetMap, and the Google Maps pin is not correct AFAWK. Nevertheless, we used these coordinates, suggest looking about 100 m to the south though.