Lakes and rivers


Perhaps the best known watercourse Stetsko region is our largest river, and that is the Elbe. Fertile Elbe landscape with a once-rich fishing has been inhabited since time immemorial, long before the memorable Rip, archaeological findings show continuous settlement of the landscape since the third millennium BC. At that time, the Elbe flowed under the great arch and northeast slopes of the local prehistoric settlement probably lay on its left bank of the former (or on the island?) In a river meander. When one of the many floods, perhaps sometime in the first millennium, the stream moved his bed and settled in present-day route. For centuries it was the Elbe livelihood of local residents and the local landscape has become a fertile grain storehouse of all Bohemia. As a transport route to the Elbe used for centuries not only for trade but also as a supply line to troops who along this watercourse has advanced into the heart of Bohemia. Elbe, however, was not only a source of livelihood, but often the cause of destruction of the town of town of. During the history of the Elbe river was the cause of several major floods, badly destroying the town.For the first written mention of the alleged Steti from chronicler of Libočany Hajek, in connection with the great flood.

In the 19th century was a boom and the Elbe waterway served as an additional transport route, but only seasonal, mainly in spring and autumn, when the river was sufficient height of water. Rafts floated downstream and cargo ships by gravity, upstream of the teams of horses hauled, later steam ships. Towing a horse walking on the road on the left bank.Since 1885, sailing against the current facilitate chain, lying in the river for navigation "after a string". Passenger traffic began operating in 1841, when every fourth day the steamer sailed through Bohemia in Prague on the border of Saxony, and then back again. In 1909 there was a regulation of the riverbed and the river Elbe, this has become a regular shipping route used year round. The possibility of trips along the Elbe River can be used today. The Stetsko waterfront dock is Porta Bohemica cruise ships that carry tourists throughout the summer, either to Melnik or the opposite side of the Litoměřice.


Elbe is not the only water course, which is found in the region Stetsko. Northern parts of the region crossed by the stream, or stream Obrtka previously Chablavka. The Great Hubenov, just meters from the old and abandoned water tower from 1923 is found very variable spring water yield from 0 to about 60 l / s Water from this spring river flow usually begins Obrtky. The amount is several kilometers upstream section, which is usually dry.Water from the river bed is Obrtky Tuháň the village gradually loses underground and flows north into the next valley, where it appears in the council in the spring Zakšíně. Similar "dry's startup" exists in many Kokořín. The spring in the Big Hubenov is all very neglected, has two branches, one of which flows towards Tuháň and Zakšín and into the river and the second branch Liběchovka flows across the Great Hubenov, Snedovice, Radouň, and Velešice Hostka north of Mastířovicemi. From there, flows northwest into Úštěcký stream into which zaúsťuje southwest of stickers left. Obrtky flow is 29.5 km long, catchment consists of 88.7 square kilometers. The upper reaches are found Obrtky trout and ground water from the village Střížovice springs to the river is a breeding period in which fishing is prohibited.

The flow of the river passes through many picturesque nooks and in several places in the surrounding countryside creates scientifically interesting wetlands, for example between Střížovice and Hubenov in Snedovice and Radouň. In the village Radouň the flow branches into two arms, and then connects again. It is found in Radouň one of the tributaries Obrtky.Source Vantroky Radouň in a short time was taken to be a water supply source.Waterworks has long been out of operation and the spring water flows freely from the drain pipe. After a few tens of meters, the river empties into the stream Obrtky. Coverage varies considerably spring and dry parts of the year (usually August-September) often dries up completely. The Radouň Obrtka continues towards Čakovice, where the village on the eastern side of the stream flows into a large retention tank (1996-1998). The total area of ​​the pond is 4 hectares. The pond is part of the revitalization program Obrtky basin. Brook then continues to Hostka and further to the already mentioned, Úštěcký stream.

Ponds and reservoirs

An integral part of the landscape of the region Stetsko there are many water bodies in the form of water tanks and ponds. They can be found in virtually every village of the region.Among the larger ones are just the finial retention tank or reservoir in the Great Hubenov and Mošnici. Scientifically very valuable site for the occurrence of specially protected amphibian species is a large, overgrown with reeds near a pond in the village gamekeeper Baroque Merry. This location serves as the only habitat in the area, suitable for their reproduction.

We can not forget rowing canal in a former sand pit in the village Račice on the left bank of the Elbe, which was completed in 1986. The area is now accessible to the general public.Virtually throughout the year here it is possible to practice sports in various sectors, such as cycling, running, roller-skating, swimming, fishing, winter ice skating on the frozen canal rowing, etc. The water in the canal has become a top ground of the Czech Fishing Union.Its members strongly zarybňují it annually, so it becomes very interesting hunting ground.