Loobu (river)


The Loobu near Porgaste.
Country Estonia
Main source Jõepere village in Pandivere
90 m (300 ft)
River mouth Eru Bay, Gulf of Finland
0 m (0 ft)
Basin size 308 km2 (119 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 62 km (39 mi)
  • Average rate:
    2.5–3.0 m3/s (88–106 cu ft/s)

The Loobu is a river in Northern Estonia. Its source is about 12 km southwest from Rakvere in Lääne-Viru County and it drains into Eru Bay (part of Finnish Gulf) near the village of Vihasoo in Lahemaa National Park.

Its drainage basin is rather small and narrow, Loobu lacks any major tributaries.

At Joaveski, 10 km upstream from its mouth, the Loobu flows over the Baltic Klint, forming the Joaveski Waterfall.

Kadrina (population: 2,600) is the only significant settlement on the river.

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Coordinates: 59°34′14″N 25°47′49″E / 59.57056°N 25.79694°E / 59.57056; 25.79694

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