Leigri peat area
General info
Name Leigri peat area
Area type peat area
Area (ha) 103
Deposit (ha) 40

Peatland is located in the southern part of Hiiu county, 0.5 km north of Leigri village, near the Kärdla-Emmaste road. The peat formed by terrestrialisation in shallow  lake, feeds on groundwater and precipitation, and the Luguse River is the water recipient. Wooded bog and fen  woodland spread in the peatland. The area of tte peatland is 103 ha, of which 40 ha is peat deposit; 0.08 million tons of peat reserves are all well decomposed peat. (Orru, 1995). The eutrophic peat covers 40 ha and the oligotrophic peat covers 63 ha. The eutrophic peat layers consist of well-decomposed (40%) wood  peat with an ash content of 5.6% and a moisture content of 89%. The oligotrophic peat layers are formed by moderately and well-decomposed (38%) Sphagnum and wood peat, ash content is 4.7%, moisture content is 92% (Allikvee et al., 1972; Orru et al., 1988). It is recommended to leave the bog in its current state, as production with a small thickness of the deposit (1.10 m) is not practical. It does not belong in the Ministry of the Environment list of the peatlands suitable for peat extraction (Regulation no . 87; 27.12.2016). 

EGF 5135 | 5248 | 7329
Nature protection (reference to the register)
Date added 2020-01-07
Date changed 2021-04-15
NameAreaLatitudeLongitudeElevation (m)Depth / thickness (m)
Leigri_22 Leigri peat area 58.89056722.58218122.81