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Almost all of the both, the Piva and the Komarnica, course are flooded by the reservoir of the ''Piva Lake''.
 
Almost all of the both, the Piva and the Komarnica, course are flooded by the reservoir of the ''Piva Lake''.
   
[[File:Sastavci_Pive_i_Tare_–_Confluence_of_Tara_and_Piva_River_–_Drina_River_(Šcepan_Polje_–_Bastasi).jpg|thumb|300px|The Tara and the Piva river confluence and source of the Drina River. Bosnia and Herzegovina in foreground and upper right corner, Montenegro in upper left corner.]]The canyon is cut between the mountains of Bioč and Pivska Planina on Montenegro side, and [[Maglić]] and [[Volujak]] from [[Bosnia and Herzegovina]] side, its 33 km long, deep up to 1.200 m and river generates immense power used for the power station of ''Mratinje ''(342 MW) which dammed the canyon in 1975. The dam is 228 m high, one of the highest in Europe and creates artificial ''Piva Lake'', largest in Montenegro (12,5 km², altitude 675 m, 188 m deep).
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The canyon is cut between the mountains of Bioč and Pivska Planina on Montenegro side, and [[Maglić]] and [[Volujak]] from [[Bosnia and Herzegovina]] side, its 33 km long, deep up to 1.200 m and river generates immense power used for the power station of ''Mratinje ''(342 MW) which dammed the canyon in 1975. The dam is 228 m high, one of the highest in Europe and creates artificial ''Piva Lake'', largest in Montenegro (12,5 km², altitude 675 m, 188 m deep).
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[[Image:Piva.River-bridge.JPG|thumb|left|150px|Bridge over the Piva River canyon, Montenegro]]
   
 
After the dam, the Piva continues straight to the north, through the only remaining part of the canyon and enters [[Bosnia and Herzegovina]] some 2 km before finally meets the [[Tara River]] at Šćepan Polje, near the border with Montenegro, and with the Tara creates the [[Drina River]].[[File:Sastavci_Pive_i_Tare_–_Confluence_of_Tara_and_Piva_River_–_Drina_River_(Šcepan_Polje_–_Bastasi).jpg|thumb|300px|The Tara and the Piva river confluence and source of the Drina River. Bosnia and Herzegovina in foreground and upper right corner, Montenegro in upper left corner.]]
 
After the dam, the Piva continues straight to the north, through the only remaining part of the canyon and enters [[Bosnia and Herzegovina]] some 2 km before finally meets the [[Tara River]] at Šćepan Polje, near the border with Montenegro, and with the Tara creates the [[Drina River]].
 
   
 
The Piva belongs to the Black Sea drainage basin with its own drainage area of 1.270 km² and is not navigable.
 
The Piva belongs to the Black Sea drainage basin with its own drainage area of 1.270 km² and is not navigable.
   
 
== Piva Plateau ==
 
== Piva Plateau ==
[[File:Piva.jpg|thumb|left|Gargantuan dam that destroyed once magnificent the Piva Canyon.]]Pivska Površ'' (Piva Plateau)'', is a high limestone plateau in the drainage area of Piva, between the mountains of [[Maglić]], [[Lebršnik]] and [[Volujak]] on [[Bosnia and Herzegovina]] side, and Durmitor, Golija and Vojnik on Montenegro side. The plateau is 55 km long, 30 km wide with an average altitude of 1.200 m, the highest 2.159 m. The flow of the Piva (and Komarnica further into Montenegro) divides it in two regions: western one, Pivska Župa (Pivska Parish) and eastern one, Pivska Planina (Pivska Mountain). Area is characterized by many limestone features, like cavities deep pits called ''vrtača'' and excavations, and extremely sparsely populated (some 20 smaller settlements in Pivska Župa and 15 in Piva Mountain).
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Pivska Površ'' (Piva Plateau)'', is a high limestone plateau in the drainage area of Piva, between the mountains of [[Maglić]], [[Lebršnik]] and [[Volujak]] on [[Bosnia and Herzegovina]] side, and Durmitor, Golija and Vojnik on Montenegro side. The plateau is 55 km long, 30 km wide with an average altitude of 1.200 m, the highest 2.159 m. The flow of the Piva (and Komarnica further into Montenegro) divides it in two regions: western one, Pivska Župa (Pivska Parish) and eastern one, Pivska Planina (Pivska Mountain). Area is characterized by many limestone features, like cavities deep pits called ''vrtača'' and excavations, and extremely sparsely populated (some 20 smaller settlements in Pivska Župa and 15 in Piva Mountain).
Stock breeding is developed though, especially sheep.[[File:25350969.jpg|thumb|Crystal clear water of the Piva River - "too clear" !]]
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Stock breeding is developed though, especially sheep.
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

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