The source of the Moraca river lies at the base of the mount Lola, and runs into Skadarsko Jezero close to the town of Podgorica. It is 100 km long. Together with the Tara river it is one of the rare European rivers whose waters are unpolluted and drinkable almost all the way from the source to its mouth.
The width of the river varies between 20 m in the canyon and 250 m in Zeta valley. The depth of the water is from 0,5 in lower course to 10 m in the canyon. The Moraca flows through relief, which can best be characterized by its cruelty. The Platia canyon is famous for just this. Some parts of the Moraca Canyon are more then 100m deep and its steep bluffs are inaccessible even for top flight mountain alpinists. In its northern part, the Morača is a fast mountain river, and has cut a canyon north of Podgorica.
Its exceptionally clear water shelters many species of fish, among which we must make special note of three kinds of trout, making the Moraca the target of numerous sport fishermen.
The Morača River is the biggest tributary of the Skadarsko Jezero Lake. The famous Morača monastery, founded in 1252 by Stefan, son of Vukan Nemanjić, king of Zeta, is situated to the north part of the river’s canyon.