A narrow, 60-km stretch of river with fringing reed Phragmites; the lower reaches have been dammed to form a fish-pond. There are three major settlements in the vicinity of Jegrièka, which is surrounded by arable land.
An important site for breeding and passage waterbirds.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats include disturbance to birds, and the effects of fishing and hunting. One wet depression has been polluted by waste-water from a local cattle farm. Members of the Bird Protection and Study Society of Vojvodina undertook intensive ornithological research between 1989 and 1997.
National Low International None20 ha of IBA covered by Strict Nature Reserve (Jegrièka, 20 ha).