The very well-known pond was founded near the centre of the town Tábor in 1492. It is the oldest water reservoir in South Bohemia and it was used as a source of drinkable water for the town. Its dam breaks the Košínský Potok (Košín Stream) and it is 18 m high. The reservoir is 50 ha large and it contains about 3 million cubic meters of water. The maximal depth is 12.5 m.
Now the pond is used for fish farming and for recreation.

The man-made waterfall can be seen below the dam - the flow, running out of the dam, falls down from the 18 m high rock wall to the original bed.

In 1991 the new bridge was built over the pond.