River Cidlina - Czech republic
Near to Košov u Lomnice nad Popelkou
|Basic information about river|
Cidlina river springs near to Košov (southwest near to Lomnice nad Popelkou) in an altitude of 580 m of sea level. At first, it flows through Turnov Highlands to the south, then continues to East-Bohemian plain, later turns – near to Chlumec - towards east and afterthat – near to Poděbrady - is meeting the river of Elbe. The river-basin of Cidlina makes 1177 km2.
The river streams through moderate undulated countryside , little afforested only. From Bydžov it is a classical plain, quite densily populated. The slope of the river is small, therefore the whole flow belongs to easy and low ground rivers. The river-bed is prevalently clayish and its width does not exceed 20 m in average before the mouth. The difficulty does not exceed ZW step , in spite of the fact that in some places there are small rapids, several metres long, safely navigable. The weirs are mostly not navigable , and under lower water-levels there is necessary to go through mill-race , leading away the water.
As to navigable affluents: we find the rivers Javorka and Bystřice in this river-basin, having the similar character. As to mill-races: we can name Mlýnská Cidlina I and II, which can be used for navigation from time to time. The Sánský mill-race, which joined Cidlina and Mrlina, is not passable. Attention while passing Žedhuňský pond, here is a birds´ reservation!
Cidlina could be navigable – in its upper flow from Jičín – at moderately increased water-level after hard rain. From Chlumec nad Cidlinou the river is navigable all year round. ¨The stated water-index in Sány is 60 cm (for the section from Jičín) and 40 cm (for the section from Nový Bydžov) – could the situation a little misrepresented . The water is lead away through canals, on the contrary, the flow is increasing when the ponds are let out.
Cidlina is a pleasant river during autumn navigation and at higher water-levels. The navigation from Jičín is an excursion of several days, for a tour of one day we recommend to use the lower section. River Cidlina is suitable for open boats.
The only camping place is situated before the mouth into Elbe, on the left side.
We finde accommodation in bigger places along the river – such as in Jičín, Nový Bydžov, Chlumec and Poděbrady.
It is available in places: Jičín, Vysoké Veselí, Smidary, Skřivany, Mlékosrby, Nový Bydžov, Chlumec nad Cidlinou, Žiželice, Žehuň, Libice.
It os available in health centres of Jičín, Nový Bydžov, Chlumec, Poděbrady.
Places of interest:
- Jičín: town´s preserved reservation with historical fortifications Renaissance castle of 16th century, re-built in Baroque style,Gothic church, rebuilt in Baroque style
- Nový Bydžov: Neogothic town hall, Gothic church of 14th century,Synagogue with a Jewish cemetery of 16th century
- Chlumec nad Cidlinou: a Baroque castle of 18th century with preserved parka Romanesque church of 12th century, rebuilt in Baroque style, the monument of peasants´movement
- Žehuň: natural reservation, birds´ breeding place