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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Purchase of modernization of traffic control equipment on the streets of Minija, Pilies and Naujoji port of Klaipeda city, procurement of new traffic management system with priority of public transport (software) installation and maintenance, as well as major repairs of related communication and engineering networks.
The environment of this lagoon is also greatly influenced by human activities: rivers (the largest Deyma, Nemunas and Minija) drain urban areas, the sea port is located in the northern part of the lagoon and the strait was artificially deepened twice compared to its natural depth two centuries ago (Gailiusis et al.
The exception is two Lithuanian rivers of the marine type, the Minija and the Jura, where the number of the spring floods increased (to 5 cases in 1961-1999).
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.
On April 23, the shipping season will start in the Nemunas River from emaitkiemis (Prienai district) to Birtonas, Neris river mouths in Kaunas city, Nev?io river 10 km from the mouths, from Minija river to Lankupiai, King Vilhelmas canal to Dreverna and Dreverna river from this channel to Drevernis Marina.
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.
Local inhabitants of the Nemunas downstream since March 1, having purchased fishermen's cards for limited fishing, can fish in a network netted in the Nemunas, Skirvyt?, Pakln?s, Aiktumas and Minija rivers.
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).