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Glazskunis Long waterfall

Glazskunis Long Waterfall, September 2007
Glazskunis Long Waterfall, September 2007. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

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One of the many “small but charming” waterfalls of Latvia is Glazskunis Long Waterfall. This is a beautiful feature in the gorgeous Ogre River valley.

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GPS coordinates
56.8039 N 24.8615 E
Location, address
Europe, Latvia, Vidzeme, Ogre Municipality, Ogresgals parish, near Tarbinas farmstead, on a small stream near the right bank of Ogre River
unnamed small stream
1.3 m – the total height of 3 cascades, the largest cascade around 0.7 m
Approximately 1.4 – 3 m
Name in Latvian
Glāžšķūņa Garais ūdenskritums, Ūdenskritumi Ogres pietekā pie Glāžšķūņa

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WorldYellow In detail

There are several – at least four – small waterfalls along the Ogre River valley in Glazskunis village. The most picturesque are Skujenieki Waterfall and Glazskunis Long Waterfall.

Glazskunis Long Waterfall, March 2022
Glazskunis Long Waterfall, March 2022. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

Glazskunis Long waterfall has three steps at a distance of some 20 meters. The first one is the best pronounced: it is some 0.7 m high, steep run over numerous smaller dolostone steps. The next two steps follow after some 18 meters and are smaller, each some 0.3 m high.

After the falls the stream enters the much larger Ogre River. One can continue the walk down the river along fragrant stands of peppermint until to a convenient cliff edge at the river, where on a warm summer day one can lay and look at the fast Ogre River flowing by.

Glazskunis Long Waterfall, June 2002
Glazskunis Long Waterfall, June 2002. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

Waterfall has formed on the Upper Devonian (Frasnian stage) sandy dolostone that belongs to the Ogre Formation.

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