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The river runs out of Lestene-ENAV marsh, Eastern Highlands east side, 54 meters above sea level. The upper Abava is straightened, and flows in northerly direction. At Kandava, it turns to the west and follows a course with a lot of curves. The overall decline - 51 meter. River has a number of dolomite rapids with the velocity of 2 m / sec. The river is the location of the second largest waterfall in Latvia, the Abava Waterfall (Latvian: Abavas rumba).