Estonia, Jagala Falls
The Yagal waterfall is located on the river of the same name in Estonia, Harjumaa county. The waterfall is 4 km from the confluence of the river to the Gulf of Finland and 25 km to the east of Tallinn. Its width is 50 meters, and the height is about 8 meters.
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Under the Yagal waterfall there is a ledge along which it is possible to walk along its entire width, which makes the waterfall a particularly interesting place for visits both in summer and in winter. In the summer before you will be a wall of falling water, and in winter – frozen blocks of ice. However, one should be cautious, since the passage is strewn with large slippery stones, representing a danger.
The waterfall forms a valley, the depth of which is about 12-14 meters, and the length is 300 meters. Annually the valley increases toward the source of the river, which is a natural process and is explained by the natural destruction of clint by the flow of water. Each year, the edge of the waterfall is destroyed by 3 cm. The most attractive view of the waterfall in spring, when the water rushes to the sea with a noise. In winter, the panorama can also be unusual, when Jagala freezes almost completely, the waterfall turns into a frozen, freakish monument. On its way, the Jagalian water passes through the swamps, which add a brown tint to the water.
Down the river, at a distance from the falls, rapids meet, even further, on the right bank of the river, there is a site of ancient Estonians – Jõesuu, which is one of the largest in Estonia and covers an area of 3.5 hectares. Further the river flows to the dam of the former hydroelectric power station in Linnamäe (built in 1922 and destroyed during the war in 1944).