Navesti (river)

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Navesti suue Jõesuus.jpg
The Navesti as it empties into the Pärnu.
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationnear Imavere
 ⁃ coordinates58°45′40.5″N 25°43′37.8″E / 58.761250°N 25.727167°E / 58.761250; 25.727167
 ⁃ elevation60.2 m (198 ft)
 ⁃ location
 ⁃ coordinates
58°29′37.2″N 24°53′59.1″E / 58.493667°N 24.899750°E / 58.493667; 24.899750Coordinates: 58°29′37.2″N 24°53′59.1″E / 58.493667°N 24.899750°E / 58.493667; 24.899750
Length100 km (62 mi)
Basin size3,000 km2 (1,200 sq mi)
 ⁃ average27.9 m3/s (990 cu ft/s)
Basin features
 ⁃ leftHalliste River, Räsna stream
 ⁃ rightSaarjõgi, Retla River, Räpu River

The Navesti (also known as Pala or Paala) is a 100 km (62 mi)-long-river in southwestern Estonia. It is the largest river by discharge that empties into the Pärnu (in its mouth the discharge is almost equal as Pärnu's). The source of the Navesti is near Imavere (between the villages of Jalametsa and Käsukonna) in Järva County.[1] It flows generally west, and passes through three counties (Järva, Viljandi and Pärnu). Its confluence with the Pärnu is located near Tori in Jõesuu. The basin area of the Navesti is 3,000 km2 (1,200 sq mi) and its average discharge 27.9 m3/s (990 cu ft/s).[2]

Before the opening of the primeval Lake Võrtsjärv through the Emajõgi to the Lake Peipus, the Navesti river drained the Võrtsjärv.


There are up to 18 species of fish in the Navesti, including: bream, burbot, chub, dace, ide, perch, pike, river trout, roach and ruffe.



  1. ^ "navesti jõgi". Retrieved 2009-11-10. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Pärnu River Basin Management Plan" (PDF). AS Maves Retrieved 2009-11-09. External link in |publisher= (help)