Gauja

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Gauja

 

a river in the Latvian SSR. Length, 460 km; basin area, 8,900 sq km. It originates in the Vidzem Highlands, where it flows through numerous lakes and empties into the Gulf of Riga. It is used to float timber. The cities of Strenči, Valmiera, Cēsis, and Sigulda are located on the Gauja. In the vicinity of Valmiera and Sigulda the river runs through a deeply etched and picturesque valley. The ruins of 13th- and 14th-century castles in Sigulda, Turaida, and Krimulda have been preserved.

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Asmanis (1937) describes gully incision in new, unaffected areas in the Gauja River valley.
The scope of this study includes the investigation of the spatial distribution of landslides and gullies in the Gauja River valley between Sigulda and Ligatne and determination of their related factors.
Middle and Upper Devonian sandstone, siltstone, clay and dolomite outcrop on the slopes of the Gauja River valley (Fig.
The Gauja River valley has no common system of terraces but four separate systems (Aboltins 1971).
Field survey was carried out along both banks of the Gauja River valley.
The slopes of the Gauja River valley as we see nowadays have been subject to intensive erosion and deposition processes.
The development of the Gauja River valley gully network is poorly constrained.
The Gauja River dropped suddenly in the span between the towns of Sigulda and Ligatne (Aboltins 1971).
In trying to predict the future scenarios of slope evolution in the Gauja River valley, climate change should be considered.
The variability of landslide susceptibility in the landscapes of the Gauja River valley can be expressed by landslide-related factors.
A typical dendritic gully erosion network of the study area was formed due to specific morphological, lithological and palaeoenvironmental characteristics in this span of the Gauja River valley.
They offer team building activities as well as programs for students, laser games, boat trips along the Gauja river, mountain bike rides through the area and more.