byske river
(tributary: långträsk river)
 THE RESTORATION IS FINISHED

BYSKEÄLVEN HAS ORIGINS IN THE JERFOJAUR AREA IN ARVIDSJAUR MUNICIPALITY, NORRBOTTEN COUNTY. THE SOURCE ARE CHARACTERIZED BY BEING RELATIVELY FLAT WITH MANY LAKES, OF WHICH THE LARGEST ARE LAKE WESTERN KIKKEJAUR, LAKE ARVIDSJAURSJÖN AND LAKE KILVER.

 

WITH ADDITIONS FROM SURROUNDING FLOWS, THE RIVER GETS THE CHARACTER OF A WILD UNBREAKED FOREST RIVER WITH RUSHING RAPIDS AND HIGH FALLS. THE FALL IN FÄLLFORS IS THE MOST EYECATCHING.

 

THE RELATIVELY EASY-ERODED GROUND MADE THE RIVER DIG DEEP WHICH MAKES SANDY SLOPE RISE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER. MARANÄSHÄLTAN IS A KNOWN ERODED AREA.

 

THE LAST 30 KILOMETRES HAVE A HIGH SLOPE AND THE DROP FROM LAKE KILVER TO THE MOUTH OF BYSKEFJORD IS 362 METERS.