Lech dl Dragon
Lech dl Dragon (Drachensee in German) is a proglacial lake in the Dolomites of South Tyrol, Italy. The lake is located on a ledge on the north side of the Sella Group. It is created periodically from the melting of a glacier that is hidden beneath the scree from the rock towers, above.
|Lech dl Dragon|
Lake in 2005
|Location||Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy|
|Surface elevation||2,680 m (8,790 ft)|
The lake disappeared in the 1970s, reappeared in 2002, then disappeared in 2007. As of 2011, the lake contains water.
The lake is named from a legend of the inhabitants of Val Gardena. The legend describes the screams of a dragon living in the area.
- Alton, John (1881). Proverbs, traditions, and anecdotes of the Ladin valleys. Innsbruck: Wagner. p. 69.
- "I lec de Mëisules". Calënder de Gherdëina (in Ladin). Urtijei: Union of the Ladins de Gherdëina: 62. 1950.
- Moroder, Alex (2005). "Lech dl Dragon m. 2650 Za". Calënder de Gherdëina (in Ladin). Urtijëi: Union of the Ladins de Gherdëina: 122.
- Kostner, Elisabeth (2013). "L lech dl Dragon y latueda dl permafrost sun Mëisules". Calënder de Gherdëina (in Ladin). Urtijëi: Union of the Ladins de Gherdëina: 109.
- Multi-disciplinary investigation of an active rock glacier in the Sella Group (Dolomites; Northern Italy)
- Media related to Lech dl Dragon at Wikimedia Commons