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a lake in the Estonian SSR. Area, 270 sq km; average depth, 2.8 m; greatest depth, 6 m. Its shores are, for the most part, low-lying. The lake extends from north to south and ends in the south with a narrow cove into which the Väike-Emajőgi River flows. In the northern part of the Vőrtsjärv is the beginning of the Emajőgi River, which flows into Lake Čudskoje. During the Lower Holocene geological epoch the Vőrtsjärv was almost three times as big as it is now, and its water flowed into the Gulf of Riga. Lake Vőrtsjärv and the Emajőgi River are navigable. For commercial purposes the most important fish are the bream, pike-perch, and pike; commercial fishing of the eel has also been developed. Located on the lake’s eastern shore is the Limnological Station of the Institute of Zoology and Botany of the Academy of Sciences of the Estonian SSR.

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Eleven stone-cist graves are known in Vehendi on the eastern shore of Lake Vortsjarv.
In these sampling campaigns, Golemansky (1983) investigated psammic testate amoebae from the Estonian coast of the Gulf of Finland, and Kutikova and Haberman (1986) determined the taxonomic composition of rotifers from the arenal zone of Lake Vortsjarv.
Die Fischer am See Vortsjarv sagen zu toomelatikas auch noch parislatikas (wortwortlich 'echter Brachsen'), der am zahlreichsten vorkommt.
chl], diffuse attenuation coefficient, incident solar irradiance, and downwelling irradiance in the wavelength range of 400-700 nm) in three turbid well-mixed Estonian lakes (Peipsi (Estonian part), Vortsjarv, and Harku) in 2003-2005 (Arst et al.
1): from some regions of Russia; from the big lakes of Peipsi, Pihkva and Vortsjarv (~700 points, survey on the ice 1987); from the Gulf of Riga (~1,600 points, bottom survey 1967-68); and from the detailed measurement project performed by the Geological Survey of Estonia (~120,000 points).
The bulk of it, more than 90%, is concentrated into two large lakes Peipsi and Vortsjarv.
On the centrohelid and rotosphaerid heliozoa from the environs of the Vortsjarv Limnological Station in Estonia.
1%]) we used data on phytoplankton, hydrochemistry, and Secchi depth collected from 1964 to 2007 in eutrophic Lake Vortsjarv and from 1982 to 2007 in mesotrophic/eutrophic Lake Peipsi.
Two large lakes, Peipsi and Vortsjarv, form separate classes, while small lakes make up six classes, namely alkalitrophic, not stratified with medium alkalinity, stratified with medium alkalinity, dark-coloured soft-water, light-coloured soft-water and coastal lakes (Ott 2006; ME 2009).
Additionally, the gravity field over major water bodies, such as the Peipsi lake and the Vortsjarv lake, also the Riga Gulf, need to be specified.