Omiki Waterfall (Omiķu ūdenskritums)
A picturesque and lesser-known natural landmark near Kuldīga Town is Omiki Waterfall. This 3.5 m high waterfall falls into a short canyon – ravine.
Map of the site
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Omiki Waterfall is rather far from other waterfalls, it is a kind of unexpected find among the agricultural fields and forest groves near Vārme village.
This waterfall formed on a fairly recently (last decades) formed ravine on the bank of a 19th-century millpond. In this ravine, the stream exposed interesting features – the Upper Devonian dolostone and sandstone of Mūri Stage. These sediments contain some 380 million years old fossils of mollusks and other organisms.
Waterfall in the ravine falls for some months every year. During the winter instead of the waterfall is a beautiful ice formation but during the summer the falls are dry.
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