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Emajõe-Suursoo Nature Reserve

Category Natural attractions, Nature Reserves
Mäksa vald, Tartumaa
Coordinates 58.386944, 27.239166
GPS: 58° 23' 13" N, 27° 14' 21" E
Phone (+372) 676 7999
E-mail emajoe-suursoo.looduskeskus@rmk.ee

The Emajõe-Suursoo marshlands have been under nature conservation since 1981. The eastern part of Tartu County from Kallaste to Mehikoorma is in Peipus Basin. Emajõe-Suursoo marshlands cover the estuarine area of the Emajõgi River and consist of Jõmmsoo, Suursoo, Varnja and Pedaspää Swamps and Meerapalu Fen. The marshlands cover approximately 25,000 ha, 7,000 ha of this can get flooded. They are the fifth largest marshlands in Estonia and the biggest delta marshlands in the country. The diversity of wet habitats is the most valuable feature of Emajõe-Suursoo.


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