Salaca

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Salaca
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Angels' Cave, Salaca
Origin Lake Burtnieks
Mouth Gulf of Riga, Baltic Sea
Basin countries Latvia, Estonia
Length 95km (59 mi)
Source elevation 42 m (138 ft)
Avg. discharge 1,06 km³/ year
Basin area 3421,0 km² (Latvia 3239 km²)

The Salaca (Estonian: Salatsi jõgi) is a river in northern Latvia. It flows from Lake Burtnieks in Vidzeme, 90 km, to the Gulf of Riga. The river flows through three towns, Mazsalaca, Staicele and Salacgrīva. The riverbanks feature Devonian red sandstone cliffs, and many caves and rapids as well. The Salaca is one of the best salmon rivers in all of Latvia.

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