ESTUARY OF O VICEDO. RIVER “SOR”
This estuary divides the countries of Coruña and Lugo. It is spread from the tip “Estaca de Bares” until the tip “del embarcadoiro”. It has got 5 km length and it is formed by the outlet of the river “Sor”. “Sor” is also called “Saure”, “Saur”, “Saurum” in the VIII century, IX and XII too. “Sol” was called in the XIII and “Sor” at the end of the XVIII century.
This river rises through the mountain chain called “A Faladoira” and across its outlet an extensive estuary is formed, a natural space with singular characteristics and great ecological interest, where the marine rushes are plentiful. ( Provisionally was declared a protected natural area on 5th June of 1997).
In the marshes there are frequent migratory species of birds and among the fish
more important we can see the trouts and salmons. These are coming from the
Artic and follow swimming over the Sor water to spawn at the high areas, taking
advantage that there aren’t reservoirs.
There is also eel although in smaller quantity. At sandy sediments are plentiful bivalves such as the cockle, the clam or the “coquinas” (bivalve mollusk typical of this municipality). The “Sor” riversides are covered with a thick arboreal vegetation, formed mainly by pines and eucalyptuses among which there are some oaks and birches. The difficulties of access are improving the maintenance of these wonderful riversides at some points. The “Sor” river go along the riverbed among hillsides of mountains which even get to reach until 400 m unevenness.
Estuary of O Vicedo
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