Ligatne River


The Ligatne River is one of the fastest rivers of average length in Latvia. It originates at Nitaure, is 31 km long, its average descent is 5.8 m/km, but in the valley section – 6.6 m/km. Many springs debouch into the river, its waters are clean and cold, therefore a paper mill was constructed here. At the source it is situated at 206 m above sea level, but at the debouchment into Gauja in Ligatne Town it is only at 17 m above sea level. Banks of the river are all the way exuberant, rich in rocks and rapids.