Juma Gulf

In the VAshlovani PAs an important natural monument is located -Juma gulf wich represents a meander [1]. of Alazani river. Its width is 30-40 meters, and area is more than 204 has. Today only here is found fully remnant flood plain which is characterizing to the Alazani gorge, rare species of flowers also is found here. The gulf is only a natural location where the wild nut trees grow along the riverside in Georgia.

[1] Meander -The term derives from the Meander River located in present-day Turkey and known to the Ancient Greeks as Μαίανδρος Maiandros (Latin: Maeander), characterized by a very convoluted path along the lower reach. A meander is one of a series of regular sinuous curves, bends, loops, turns, or windings in the channel of a river, stream, or other watercourses. It is produced by a stream or river swinging from side to side as it flows across its floodplain or shifts its channel within a valley. A meander is produced by a stream or river as it erodes the sediments comprising an outer, concave bank (cut bank) and deposits this and other sediments downstream on an inner, convex bank which is typically a point bar. The result of sediments being eroded from the outside concave bank and their deposition on an inside convex bank is the formation of a sinuous course as a channel migrates back and forth across the down-valley axis of a floodplain.

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