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Elcinu Valka Waterfall

Elcinu Valka Waterfall, March 2024
Elcinu Valka Waterfall, March 2024. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

WorldBlue  In short

The least known waterfall on the banks of Abava River could be the picturesque Elcinu Valka Waterfall.

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GPS coordinates
57.0759 N 22.4584 E
Location, address
Europe, Latvia, Kurzeme, Talsi municipality, Abava parish, on Elciņu valks brook shortly before its fall in Abava
Elciņu valks
Around 1.1 m
1, with numerous smaller cascades
Up to 1 m, usually – less
Name in Latvian, alternate names
Elciņu valka ūdenskritums (unofficial name, as the object is little known)

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Elcinu Valka Waterfall, June 2002
Elcinu Valka Waterfall, June 2002. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

Between the Sudmali Waterfall and Zarvalka Waterfall is located the lesser known Elcinu Valka Waterfall. It has formed on a small stream that is just a little more than 1 km long and flows several months per year.

Waterfall is located close to Abava River and, if there is water in it, is very picturesque. It is approximately 1.1 m high and can be up to 1 m wide.

Similar to the nearby Zarvalka Waterfall, Elcinu Valka Waterfall has formed on the Devonian dolostone layers of Plavinas Formation.

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