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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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By the beginning of the Holocene, the outflow from the Vortsjarv Depression proceeded mainly through the southern branch (Fig.
Mit den russischen Fischern kamen bessere Fangnetze und ausgefeiltere Fangweisen nach Estland und verbreiteten sich uber den gesamten Sprachraum: vom Peipussee zum See Vortsjarv, an die Nord- und Westkuste und schliesslich auch auf den in der Ostsee gelegenen Inseln.
2]-fixing species in large shallow temperate lakes Peipsi and Vortsjarv, North-East Europe.
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.
Our aim was to find out to which extent the fossil PhPs in such a large shallow and turbid lake as Vortsjarv carry the information on the history of phytoplankton communities.
This is in good agreement with the oxygen isotope ratio for the Early Holocene marl in lakes Vortsjarv, Tamula, Sinijarv (Punning et al.
It has not conformed to breeding in aquaria with lake mud from Lake Vortsjarv (Estonia) where several other Potamothrix spp.
Exceptionally, some sections along the ancient river valleys like Ahja, Vohandu, and Piusa, where erosion has deeply cut into Devonian rocks, but also some cliff walls on the western and eastern shores of Lake Peipsi and Lake Vortsjarv, respectively, provide good opportunities for joint research.
Additionally, the gravity field over major water bodies, such as Lake Peipsi and Lake Vortsjarv, also Riga Bay, need to be specified.