Kõrigu peat area
General info
Name Kõrigu peat area
Area type peat area
Area (ha) 35
Deposit (ha) 12

The peatland is located in the western part of Hiiu county, in the Kõpu peninsula. The Kõpu-Kõrgessaare road is 0.6 km south of the deposit. The peat formed by paludification, feeding on groundwater. The peat lies on the sand. The wooded mire spreads in the Kõrigu peatland. The area of the peatland is 35 ha, of which 12 ha is a peat deposit; 0.02 million tons are economic probable reserves of well-decomposed peat. (Orru, 1995). Peat  consists of moderately decomposed (28%) grass peat. The basal layer is well-decomposed (40%) wood peat with an ash content of 12.6% and a moisture content of 87%. The thickness of the deposit is 1.30 ... 1.50 m. Peat is characterized by a higher content of microelements (Zn, Cu, Mo, Pb) (Orru et al., 1988). The bog is suitable for cultivating  grassland. Not included in the list of usable peatlands prepared by the Ministry of Environment (Regulation no. 87; 27.12.2016).

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Nature protection (reference to the register)
Date added 2020-01-07
Date changed 2021-04-01
NameAreaLatitudeLongitudeElevation (m)Depth / thickness (m)
Kõrigu_7 Kõrigu peat area 58.92509922.27502511.21.15
Kõrigu_8 Kõrigu peat area 58.92690522.27573411.40.5
Kõrigu_9 Kõrigu peat area 58.92736422.27652810.90.8