Sudmali Waterfall (Sudmaļu ūdenskritums)
A small but beautiful natural feature is Sudmali Waterfall. This is some 0.6 m high dolostone ledge across Valgale River, in a lush, green forest.
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Sudmaļi Waterfall is located in the picturesque, forested valley of Valgale River shortly before its fall into Abava River.
This is a low waterfall – just 0.6 m high, with an additional, 0.3 m step some meters before. It is especially beautiful in the late spring – early summer when there is less water in the river.
Similar to other waterfalls in this area, Sudmali Waterfall has formed on the Middle Devonian dolostone of Pļaviņas Stage.
After some 90 m comes a smaller dolostone step and then, after some 50 m – one more, with a spring pool near it.
Waterfall is a protected natural monument since 1957.
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