Iecava (river)

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The Iecava is a river in Latvia. Its source is formed from several springs near the village of Daudzese in Jaunjelgava municipality. Its mouth is located 4 km below the town of Jelgava on the Lielupe river.[3]

Iecava
Iecava pie Ozolniekiem.jpg
The Iecava river in autumn near Ozolnieki village
Location
Country Latvia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationJaunjelgava Municipality, Latvia
MouthLielupe
 • coordinates
56°41′13″N 23°41′58″E / 56.6869°N 23.6994°E / 56.6869; 23.6994Coordinates: 56°41′13″N 23°41′58″E / 56.6869°N 23.6994°E / 56.6869; 23.6994
Length155 km (96 mi)[1]
Basin size2,172 km2 (839 sq mi)[2]
Basin features
ProgressionLielupeBaltic Sea
Tributaries 
 • rightMisa

The Iecava river flows through Taurkalne and Upmale low land where its river banks are mainly wooded.[4] Near the town of Iecava it crosses the Zemgale low land and it reaches Lielupe river in Tīreļi low land.

The main water source (more than 50%) for the Iecava is meltwater from melting snow, whereas water from groundwaters is minimal (4-5%); as a result the river is usually in spate in the springs and has low water level in summers.[5]

The Iecava has around 400 tributaries (including rivers, streams and ditches),[6] the biggest of them are:

Left bank:
Kuma - 6 km
Ģirupe - 12 km
Smārde - 12 km
Ģedulis - 11 km
Īkstrums - 23 km:
Right bank:
Sudmaļupe - 6 km
Svētupe 6 km
Dzērvīte - 11 km
Briede - 10 km
Vēršupe - 15 km
Smakupe 26 km
Jāņupe - 20 km
Biržiņa - 16 km
Misa - 108 km

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lielāko upju un to baseinu izvietojums Archived 2010-12-27 at the Wayback Machine (The location of the biggest rivers and their basins in Latvia, in Latvian)
  2. ^ Lielāko upju un to baseinu izvietojums Archived 2010-12-27 at the Wayback Machine (The location of the biggest rivers and their basins in Latvia, in Latvian)
  3. ^ Lielāko upju un to baseinu izvietojums Archived 2010-12-27 at the Wayback Machine (The location of the biggest rivers and their basins in Latvia, in Latvian)
  4. ^ Lielāko upju un to baseinu izvietojums Archived 2010-12-27 at the Wayback Machine (The location of the biggest rivers and their basins in Latvia, in Latvian)
  5. ^ Lielāko upju un to baseinu izvietojums Archived 2010-12-27 at the Wayback Machine (The location of the biggest rivers and their basins in Latvia, in Latvian)
  6. ^ Lielāko upju un to baseinu izvietojums Archived 2010-12-27 at the Wayback Machine (The location of the biggest rivers and their basins in Latvia, in Latvian)