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Skujenieki Waterfall (Skujenieku ūdenskritums)

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

WorldBlue  In short

This waterfall at Ogre River is small, but it is a feast for the eyes. Skujenieki Waterfall is just 1.1 m high and wide.

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GPS coordinates
56.7854 N 24.8778 E
Location, address
Europe, Latvia, Vidzeme, Ogre Municipality, Rembate parish, near Skujenieki farmstead, on a small stream near the right bank of Ogre River
unnamed small stream
Around 1.1 m
Approximately 1 – 1.7 m

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WorldYellow In detail

There are four small waterfalls on the tributaries that fall into Ogre River in Glāžšķūnis village.

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

It might be a challenge to pronounce the name of this village! It originates from the early 20th-century glass workshop and means “glass shed”. Earlier the name was even longer: “Zaļais Glāžšķūnis” – “the green glass shed”.

Two most interesting waterfalls in this group are Glāžšķūnis Long Waterfall and Skujenieki Waterfall. Both are small, but, at the same time, picturesque and, definitely add to the charm of this beautiful place.

Skujenieki Waterfall is located on a small, unnamed stream near Skujenieki farmstead. Falls have formed close to Ogre River, just some meters from it.

The water falls over the Upper Devonian sandy dolostone of Ogre Formation.

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