River hiking - River Panaro (Northern Italy) - part two

River hiking - River Panaro (Northern Italy) - part two


About my walk along the riverbed of Panaro I have already written here

https://www.publish0x.com/nature-tells-tales-it-is-not-fiction-its-nature/river-hiking-river-panaro-northern-italy-xroelyr.

Last week I grab a couple of tens minutes and get in the same river near the city of Vignola. Unluckily the battery of my camera was out of order, so I could only use my phone.

Here is a bridge that some decades ago collapsed due to a strong flood of the river. Nowadays a sort of concrete crossbar protects the piles of the new bridge from erosion.

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The artificial water jump has also been used to build a small electric plant as is testified by the water foam visible in the background (it is not due to pollution, but caused by an artificial waterfall exiting from the plant).  

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When I got to the place the water was almost transparent as it hadn't rained for a few weeks. 

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I walked on the riverbed for hundreds of meters until a point where the river stream deviates from a bank to the opposite one where I couldn't go on. Many gravels, cobbles, and pebbles are present either on the bed or on the banks.

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Where the erosion has taken away all the pebbles and gravels, marine blue clay (about 2-3 million years age) outcrop: they are full of fossils shells.

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If you are not interested in so old things, there is an interesting castle nearby.

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All the pictures were taken by me with the phone camera.

 

 

 


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