Minija


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Minija

 

a river in the western Lithuanian SSR; a right tributary of the Nemunas (Neman) River. Length, 213 km; basin area, 2,980 sq km. The Minija River originates in Lake Didovo on the Žemaitija Upland. Its upper course has many rapids. At the river’s confluence with the Atmata, a branch of the Nemunas, it forms a delta. The Minija is fed by mixed sources, primarily by rain. The high-water period is from October through April. The mean flow rate 93 km from the mouth is 15. cu m per sec. The river is icebound from December through March. Timber can be floated, and the lower course is navigable. The Klaipeda canal connects the Minija with Courland Lagoon. The cities of Gargždai and Priekulė are located on the river.

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The maps also show the major rivers of Samogitia: the Minija, the Jura, the Akmena, the Sventoji, the Varduva, and the Dubysa.
Luxika Paskaran, Manpreet Jodgey, Sneha Skariah and Minija Somasundaram of Middlefield Collegiate Institute, Markham, Ont.
Wapowskio zemelapiuose pateiktas daug tikroviskesnis, palyginti su ankstesniu autoriu kartografiniais darbais, Nemuno deltos vaizdas su Rusnes ir Gilijos sakomis, pavaizduotos didesniosios Zemaitijos upes: Minija, Jura, Akmena, Sventoji, Varduva, Dubysa.
The highest values of groundwater runoff modulus were observed for upland areas, where sand prevails in the Quaternary section and the rugged relief creates favourable conditions for groundwater to discharge into the river network (Merkys, Zeimena and SeSupe, Sventoji and Minija upper reaches).
Upper Aigu and Loo beds (excluding the uppermost part) of the Kaugatuma Stage, Pridoli, Estonia and Latvia; most of the Kaugatuma Stage (excluding the lower part), Kaliningrad District; upper Minija and lower Jhra formations, Lithuania.
This raised several questions and we decided to check also the Baltic situation by study of more continuous drill core sections in Lithuania which penetrated deep shelf rocks of the Silurian Minija and Jura formations (Fms) and the much shallower marine Devonian Tilze Formation (Fm).
The Minija Formation in Latvia is characterized mostly by argillaceous marlstones in the Ventspils core (Fig.
is attributed to the Minija Regional Stage, the Verkne and Jocionys Fms are assigned to the Jaani Regional Stage.