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Valdātu Rumba (Valdati Waterfall)

Valdati Waterfall (Valdātu Rumba) in March 2023. Buildings of the late 18th century Renda pastor manorhouse complex are visible in the background.
Valdati Waterfall (Valdātu Rumba) in March 2023. Buildings of the late 18th century Renda pastor manorhouse complex are visible in the background. / Gatis Pāvils / CC BY-SA 4.0

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Ssome hundreds of meters above the better known and larger Ivande Waterfall is another waterfall – Valdātu Rumba (Valdati Waterfall).

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GPS coordinates
57.0666 N 22.2939 E
Location, address
Europe, Latvia, Kurzeme, Kuldiga Municipality, in the center of Renda village
Alternate names
Mācītājrumba (Pastor’s Fall after the nearby pastors’ house)
River
Īvande
Height
1.4 – 1.7 m, depending on the water level in the river
Drops
1
Width
3 – 6.5 m, depending on the amount of water

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Valdati Waterfall (Valdātu Rumba) in March 2003
Valdati Waterfall (Valdātu Rumba) in March 2003 / Gatis Pāvils / CC BY-SA 4.0

Valdati Waterfall is a fairly large waterfall by Latvian standards. When the level of water in the Īvande River is low, its height is 1.7 m, but at high water, it is some 1.4 m high. For the most part of the year, the stream in it is just a few meters wide, but at high water, it is up to 6.5 m wide. The force of the water has formed a depth under it.

Waterfall has formed on the Middle Devonian dolostone of Pļaviņas Stage.

This is the first waterfall on the Īvande River. With these falls starts a shallow, picturesque canyon, where after some 90 m is an artificial waterfall over boulders and then, some 180 m from Valdati Waterfall is Ivande Waterfall – a larger and more impressive waterfall.

Next to the falls, to the west, are the buildings of Renda pastor manorhouse. This complex of simple wooden buildings was built in the late 18th – early 19th century. Unfortunately, buildings are in a dire state.

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