The river has its source near the border of Croatia with Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the foot of the Dinara mountain. It flows past Knin in Inner Dalmatia towards the south and enters the Prokljansko jezero near Skradin.
Before its outflow the river forms beautiful and well known waterfalls called Skradinski buk, part of Krka National Park. This area is also the location of the first hydroelectric power station using alternate current in Croatia, the Jaruga Hydroelectric Power Plant. This plant started supplying power to the nearby city of Šibenik in 1895.
- Don Krsto Stošić, Rijeka Krka sa 54 slike, Tisak Pučke tiskare u Šibeniku, Šibenik Croatia 1927
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