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Water in geopark

Vazovecky potok

The Vazovec brook rises in the west of the village Kaškovice at Jenišovice. Its flow is 5.2 kilometers long, cutting through the rocks Jizera and Teplice Formation, they are Middle and Upper Turonian period (Cretaceous). Jizera Formation consists of over 100 metres powerful sequence of marl, calcareous sandstones, sometimes even siliceous limestone.

The area consists of the south slightly bowing platform, which is disrupt tens of meters deep canyon of Vazovec brook and its tributaries. Surface platform roughly corresponds to an angle sloping upper boundary of Jizera Formation. Denudation relics of the sandstone blocks of Teplice Formation are above.

Karst system are created because the overlying Jizera formation is waterproof (10 m powerful calcareous clays). They don’t release water coming from upper layers of Teplice Formation. The fault clays opportunity to penetrate the water below and in these places, creating the so-called karst ponor. They are places where water flow plunges underground.

Vazovec brook provided power source of several water works. This small stream powered Lejsek‘s cuttery with home powerplant in Slapy and another four mills. The most famous of these was the mill at its mouth in Jizera in Dolánky at Turnov called Abel's Mill (No. 7), who stands before you.

The railway Liberec Pardubice was built in the 50th the 19th century. The regulation of brook had to be made, because Abel’s mill haven’t its function. The mil lis rebuilt into reastaurant.

GPS position

N 50° 36.181', E 15° 10.203'



Geopark UNESCO Český ráj
Jiří Vlasák