Rudawa (river)

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Rudawa River and the surrounding landscape
Rudawa River and the surrounding landscape.
Mouth Vistula
Basin countries Poland
Length 35.4 km (22.0 mi)
Basin area 318.3 km²
River system Będkówka, Kobylanka, Kluczwoda, Wierzchówka, Potok Olszanicki

Rudawa is a small river in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland; a tributary of the Vistula river. Rudawa joins Vistula in Kraków near the district of Zwierzyniec. Through the city, the flow of the river is controlled by artificial embankments. Rudawa is also one of the sources of drinking water in Kraków with the water intake located in Mydlniki.[1]

Every year, at the mouth of Rudawa River, there's a spring festival organized during Easter holidays. The river flows through picturesque landscape featuring some of the more interesting geological and geomorphological Jurassic park areas, including Tenczyński Scenic Park, 11 km West of Kraków.

General information[edit]

  • Length: 35.4 km
  • Watershed area: 318.3 km²
  • Main settlements: Krzeszowice, Rudawa, Zabierzów, Kraków.
  • Larger tributaries: Będkówka, Kobylanka, Kluczwoda, Wierzchówka, Potok Olszanicki.

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Coordinates: 50°03′06″N 19°54′58″E / 50.0517°N 19.9162°E / 50.0517; 19.9162