Area 2


Natura 2000 site Peţea Lake and Natural Reserve Peţea Creek

Peţea Lake site and Peţea Creek Natural Reservation is located in Criş Plain, in 1 Mai Balneum, Sânmartin-Rontău village, at about 9 km from Oradea, Bihor County. Peţea Creek has its origins in the “Ochiul Ţiganului” spring clogged today, followed by “Ochiul Pompei” (captured and poorly functional) and “Ochiul Mare”, who took the appearance of a small lake, which remains the main natural source who debits today, the rest of springs being practically extinct. Its geographical location data are 24° 00 ’04 “east longitude, 21″ 59′ 01 ” west longitude, 46 ° 59 05 ‘ north latitude and 46 ° 59 04′ south latitude and covers an 4 hectares area. The Peţea Lake site has 49 ha and overlaps with Peţea Creek Natural Reservation, witch is located geographical at 21° 58 ’39 “east longitude and 47 ° 0’ 38” north latitude and represents the only natural thermal ecosystem in Romania.


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