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Waterfall over Zvigulu Cliffs

Waterfall over Zvigulu Cliffs, March 2024
Waterfall over Zvigulu Cliffs, March 2024. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

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This small waterfall flows just for a few weeks per year – but what a treat to the eye it is! The small stream falls some 3 to 4.5 m over a bright red cliff directly into Salaca River.

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GPS coordinates
57.8322 N 24.4829 E
Location, address
Europe, Latvia, Vidzeme, Limbazi Municipality, Ainazi parish, right bank of Salaca River some 100 m south from Zviguli farmstead
unnamed brook
Not measured, between 3 and 4.5 m
0.2-0.3 m
Name in Latvian, alternate names
Ūdenskritums Zvīguļu klintīs

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Traces of waterfall over Zvigulu Cliffs, May 2002
Traces of waterfall over Zvigulu Cliffs, May 2002. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

In Latvia are many smaller waterfalls that fall over the cliffs just for some weeks per year. It would be hard to list them all – but some are more beautiful others and deserve a place in this website.

The seasonal waterfall over Zvigulu Cliffs is one of such landmarks. It falls directly in Salaca River over a beautiful cliff – some 200 m long Zvigulu Cliffs that are just below the Zvīguļi farmstead and Zvīguļlaivas: a boat rental and a resting place for rafters.

Waterfall falls over the red Devonian sandstone of Burtnieki Formation. Cliff around the waterfall has “documented” the floods in Salaca – the floating ice has left marks in the cliff.

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