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ÅBY RIVER

ÅBY RIVER HAS ITS SOURCES FROM LAKE AUKTSJAUR, WHICH IS POSITIONED SOUTH OF VILLAGE MOSKOSEL IN NORRBOTTENS COUNTY.  THE RIVER IS FIRST CHARACTERIZED AS A LARGE, CALM FLOWING RIVER, DUE TO THE ADDING OF WATER FROM SEVERAL OF THE SURRONDING LARGE LAKES. THE LARGEST LAKES IN THE SYSTEM IS LAUKER, VOUTTNER AND EASTERN KIKKEJAUR. ALL OF THEM ARE SITED IN NORRBOTTENS COUNTY.

 

THEREAFTER, WIDESPREAD CALM SECTIONS ARE DOMINATING THE RIVER, ALMOST ALL THE WAY DOWNSTREAM TO THE COUNTY BOARDER OF VÄSTERBOTTEN COUNTY.  IN VÄSTERBOTTEN, THE CHARACTHERISTICS CHANGES DRAMATICALLY AFTER KLUBBFORS, WHERE LONGER RAPIDS ARE THE DOMINATING RIVER TYPE. RESTORATION WILL ONLY BE PERFORMED IN NORRBOTTENS COUNTY DURING THIS PROJECT.