We are witnessing more and more extreme climatic and water phenomena, to which we can only respond with preparedness and the ability to act at the right time and in the right place. Such conditions indicated the need to organize specialist intervention teams on the water that are able to quickly react to the situation and carry out rescue operations.
Therefore, within the Water Life Saving Service of the Croatian Red Cross, an education project for saving life from water in difficult conditions was launched.
By organizing this international exercise, the Croatian Red Cross wants to raise the level of readiness and timely reaction and response of the operational forces of the Croatian Red Cross in a crisis event related to water.
On October 21 and 22, the International Field Exercise of Crisis Response Teams is being held at Lake Šoderica in Koprivnica-Križevac County, Legrad Municipality, which you can follow live via our webcam.
Lake Šoderica was created artificially, by excavating Drava gravel. Šoderica is only 400 meters away from the Drava River, and receives water from it underground, while the gravel, which is up to 15 meters thick in some places, acts as a natural water purifier. It is characterized by the turquoise green color of the water, the pebble coast and several islands located on the lake.