Erosion

Erosional activity of water has been always of great significance in shaping the landscape and creation of specific geomorphology in the Geopark.


Erosion in the Cenozoic has dissected the quartzose sandstones, forming an extensive network of slot canyons and valleys lined by cliff faces and rock pillars. Such areas are called rock cities. Bigger streams have the potential of creating canyons even in much more resistant rocks, thereby exposing the basement. Besides, water-saturated flood plains and meandering streams affect local climate and the character of flora and fauna. Specific features are formed in carbonate-rich rocks, which are dissolved by water easily: extensive systems of underground cavities and caves as well as superficial products of karstification like sinkholes, karren and subsidence hollows.

Created 18.2.2020 14:53:25 - updated 28.2.2020 22:48:18 | read 641x | sprokesova
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