“The Krka River estuary has a total length of 22 km and was formed during the Late Pleistocene – Holocene transgression. Input of terrigenous clastic material into the Krka River estuary is small, with the main input of the particulate material via small Guduča River. The length of freshwater part of Krka River is 50 km and the hydrological situation of the catchment is very complex and not yet fully explained. Tufa precipitates on the entire course of the river, forming several up to 50 m high barriers and cascades and stretching over several 100 m in length. Due to, the biological and geological characteristics of the region, and the picturesque scenery of tufa cascades, lower part of the freshwater river region is protected as a National park.
Stop 1′. (from boat) Krka River estuary, palaeo-canyon, and submerged tufa barriers (location map on Fig. 1 of field trip B1 – KORBAR et al., this book p. 131).
Stop 2′. Upper Cretaceous peritidal carbonates of Gornji Humac formation along Sv. Ante Channel, and the unconformable contact with Paleogene (Lower Eocene) shallow-water carbonates at Martinska locality.
Stop 3′. (from boat): Recent deposition in Šibenik Bay and influence of the town of Šibenik and its industry.
Stop 4′. (from boat): Prokljan and deposition under influence of Krka and Guduča rivers. Transit to boats of NP Krka in Skradin and cruise to Skradinski Buk waterfalls.
Stop 5′. Tufa barriers and a tale about Krka River incision.”
Cukrov, N.; Surić, M.; Fuček, L.; Ćosović, V.; Korbar, T.; Juračić, M. Geologija estuarija rijeke Krke. // 4. hrvatski geološki kongres s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem, Šibenik 14.-15.10.2010. : vodič ekskurzija / urednica Marija Horvat. Zagreb : Hrvatski geološki institut, 2010. Str. 143-148.