Routes
Forum
Rentals
Store
Contacts
Club
   
Register Login
Why register??
 
 

RIVERS

 

 

Lielā Jugla

Type of the river : Suitable for WW run and practising in high-water and leisure paddling even in low water;

Recommended boats : All type of boats;

Paddling skills suggested:

Routes offered by Campo on this river:

*
 Route
length
duration
  Ropaži - Upesciems
34 km
1 d.
  Sidgunda - Ropaži
29 km
1 d.
  Ropaži - Zaķumuiža
16 km
1 d.
  Sidgunda - Zaķumuiža
44 km
2 d.
  Sidgunda - Upesciems
65 km
3 d.

* route selection popularity scale:

-recommendation for the season.

 

The river can be separated in three sections: above Ropazi; Ropazi to Bajari; Bajari to Zakumuiza.

 

Above Ropazi the river is slow, 5-15m wide, can be run even in low water. You can start the route from Sidgunda or higher (we don’t have information about the river above Sidgunda, but the joining rivers Suda and Mergupe can be run).

In 2001 in Ropazi a water-power plant was established, so the Ropazu dam can be run only in high-water, as majority of the water is going to the power plant. But even in high-water it’s not like it was…From the dam to the power plant is about 1km, you can go along the canal and get of the boat at the highway bridge, from here to the power plant is about 100m.

Ropazu dam (in picture) is about 1,5m high concrete wall across the river. Driving directions: in Ropazi turn to Sidgunda and about 500m from centre of Ropazi before the town graveyard there is a small road to the left side, which will lead you directly to the dam. After the dam there is a quite steep decline until the bridge and continues for about 300m. In high- water here are some good waves and standing waves. 300m below the bridge the slope of the river reduces to a 1,5m/km drop.

 

In the section from Ropazi to Bajari there are very little rapids, and this section does not provoke any sportive interest. In low- water this section is very shallow.

A little above Bajari rapids start, there are a few places where some good waves form that can be used for surfing. The rapids are local – that means that none of them is longer than 50m. Slope of the river is around 3,5m/km. The section with the rapids continues down to Zakumuiza, but it’s more comfortable to get of the river a little below a bridge which is approximately 1km above the centre of Zakumuiza. In Zakumuiza the banks of the river are very scrubby. This section can be run only in high water.

 

There are no more rapids in the river after this section, but it can be run even in low – water. The time for running the river varies a lot depending on the water level, but for approximate calculations: Sidgunda to Ropazi – 1 day, Ropazi to Jugla Lake – 1 day. Although almost nobody goes further than Zakumuiza.

 

Foto: Ropazu dam in high - water on 8.of january 2005

 

km
a.s.l.
Landmark
63.3
66.9
  The meetingof Suda and Mergupe
62.4
66.4
  Sidgunda, bridge(P8)
49.9
56.9
  Augsciems railway station
43.9
51.4
  bridge
35.1
40.0
  Ropazu water - power plant dam
34.4
36.9
  Ropazi pedestrian bridge
33.8
36.1
  Ropazi, bridge
25.0
18.2
  kkp Pietenupe
24.9
17.9
  Bajari
18.9
4.1
  Zaķumuiža, bridge
8.7
1.2
  lkp Tumsupe
3.0
0.4
  lkp Krievupe
1.2
0.2
  Highway (A4) bridge
-
0.1
  Junction of Liela Jugla and Maza Jugla

 

Profile of the river , slope of the river (m,m/km|km):

 


Campo > Routes

Site supported by: Select Solutions