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Gauja valley EarthCache

Hidden : 04/06/2010
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Info about Gauja valley

Gauja Valley among other natural areas are characterized by the geological conditions and habitat instability. It is determined by the steep terrain articulated by the great relative height differences and the peculiarities of geological structure. Important is surface activity in terms of the asset side and the depth of erosion. Accompanied by a continuous movement of the Gauja bed, bank and flushing slip down, locations also increased gully formation. Short, but very interesting is Gauja valley part in Sigulda area. In this part valley had gnaw throw dolomite instep and in the right side you can see a Turaida support.Sigulda surrounding valley slopes are narrow and steep, indented with short side gullies, covered with a thick wood deck, which occur in various broad-leaved tree species. At the foot of slopes in several places are sandstone cliffs with caves: Gutman Cave and Devils Cave, Valley of crows Vejupites Cave and Petera Cave. Sandstone caves encountered groundwater and rivers, as well as human activities. Valley in this area is clearly demarcated - behind the top edge of the slope begins immediately surrounding the raised corrugated cultivated plains. The riverbed is twisted it consists of loose sand and gravel deposits large quantity of them are moving up the stream. Therefore Gauja depth is uneven over time and rapidly changing. River is a lot of whirpool, especially between Cesis and Sigulda. Throughout the Gauja valley is very good visible above the flood three terraces. A few meters above the floodplain overlooking the first terrace. After the nature of the sediment close to the floodplains. The second terrace above the flood valley at the top of slopes is greater than 40 m, the lower end - about 15 m above sea level. Around 4 - 5 m above this one is running the third terrace above the flood. Both of these terraces consist of dusty or fine sand from coarse sand and gravel deposits.

Info about Gauja river

The Gauja is one of the longest rivers in Latvia, with a catchment area of 8,900 square kilometers. Its source is in the hills southeast of Cesis. It first flows east and north and forms the border with Estonia for about 20 kilometers (12 mi). South of Valga and Valka, it turns west towards Valmiera, continuing southwest near Cesis and Sigulda. The Gauja flows into the Baltic Sea northeast of Riga. Cesis district and Riga district part of river Gauja contains numerous natural and cultural landmarks and was declared a national park (Gauja National Park) in 1973.


Send the answer to the Questions by E-mail to owner and get confirmation from owner that your answers are correct, after you will be able to log it as Found. It would be nice if you could Make photo of yourself with GPS unit in your hand near coordinates so in back could see Gauja valley after Post this photo to your log.

1. How deep is Gauja valley near Sigulda?

2. How long is the Gauja River?

3. What type of sediments dominance in river Gauja flood lands?

4. How much stanchion from mushrooms petiole hold mushrooms roof in a place? (mushroom is located in coordinates)

Uzdevums Latviski

Atsutiet atbildes uz jautajumiem uz punkta ipasnieka epastu un tikai tad, kad busiet sanemusi apstiprinajumu par atbilzu pareizibu varesiet pielogot punktu. Ja ir iespejams ludzu uznemiet bildi, kura jus turat GPS roka un aiz muguras jums redzama Gaujas senleja un pievienojat to savam logam.

1. Cik dzila ir Gaujas senleja pie Siguldas?

2. Cik gara ir Gaujas upe?

3. Kadi nogulumi ir parsvara sastopami Gaujas paliene?

4. Saskaitiest, cik daudz mazas sijas (mazas brusites) pie senes kajas ir piestiprinatas un tur senes cepuriti? (sene atrodas koordianatas)

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