Relief and hydrography

The mean elevation of the Sava River Basin is approx. 545 m a.s.l. varying between 2,864 m a.s.l. in Triglav, on the Julian Alps in Slovenia to approx. 70 m a.s.l. at the mouth of the Sava River in Belgrade, Serbia. High mountains, the Alps and the Dinarides, dominate in Slovenia, southern part of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in particularly rugged terrain in Montenegro and Northern Albania where average elevation is more than 2,000 meters a.s.l with occasional exceedance of 2,500 meters a.s.l (the peak of Bobotov Kuk, Durmitor). Considerable part of the basin area is covered by forests while the northern part in the Pannonian Plain is characterized by the fertile agriculture land.