LANDSCAPE / Geology

The Curonian Lagoon is inseparable from the Baltic Sea. The geological evolution of the Curonian Spit has a short but rich history.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BALTIC SEA AND THE CURONIAN LAGOON

The development of the Baltic Sea started after the retreat of the last glacier, which covered entire Europe. This process started 18 000 or 20 000 years ago. Thirteen thousand years ago the glacier left Lithuania completely. Its melting waters filled the Baltic pit and a large cold Baltic Glacial Lake appeared, which merged with the Atlantic Ocean several times. This lake existed between 13 000 and 10 000 years ago.
 
After some time, the glacier drifted from the middle of Sweden; the Baltic Glacier Lake adjoined the Atlantic Ocean. When the glacier moved on once again, the water level started to rise and it dropped about 40 or 50 metres when the fringe of the glacier moved away. Large dry areas appeared and the Yoldian Sea formed. It got its name from the molluscs Yoldia arctica, which were very abundant. The shore of the Yoldian Sea was much farther West from the present Lithuanian coast.

When the earth crust started to rise in the southern part of the Baltic Basin, the link between the Yoldian Sea and the ocean broke. River flow decreased the salinity and the water level rose. Thus eventually the fresh water Ancyliaus Lake formed approximately 9 000 years ago. It got its name from the mollusc Ancylus fluviatilis. The climate then was warm and dry. Sediments of this lake are found near Nida in depths of 16-18 m.

Approximately 7 500 years ago with the earth crust gradually sinking the salty water of the Atlantic Ocean broke into Ancyliaus Lake and the Litorinal Sea formed (name comes from the mollusc Littorina littoraea). Water level in the sea fluctuated many times during this stage and the formation of the Curonian Spit started. Its inception was a morainic ridge with the peaks at Sarkuva and Rasyte islands. At that time sea waves intensively washed the Sambian Peninsula. The prevailing sea streams carried the outwashed sediments along the coast to the North and dropped them near Sarkuva and Rasyte islands. In a short time the growing Curonian Spit isolated the lagoon from the sea. It is concluded that formation of both the Curonian Spit and the Lagoon started approximately 5 000 years ago.

The development of the present Curonian Spit started to the North from the Semba Peninsula. Moving dunes covered the morainic ground and the swamp, remains of which nowadays appear as Sentlunka raised bog. Sand started to accumulate at Sarkuva and Rasyte islands, which were a natural barrier. Soon they joined the continent. Further growth of the spit went to the North and to the South. This process developed rather quickly and 4 500 or 4000 years ago the Curonian Spit reached the place where Juodkrante is presently located. Sand excess and prevailing west winds formed the cross relief of the Curonian Spit. Sand hillocks at the seacoast were growing and the wind turned them into dunes, which were moving across the peninsula, making it wider. At the same time the peninsula moved eastward. Today the Curonian Spit is 1 to 2 km closer to the continent than at the beginning. At the end of the Litorinal Sea stage, the parabolic dunes were formed in the spit. They got their name because of their shape. It was not finally clear until now how the parabolic dunes formed and how the barchan, which are like the mirror reflection of parabolic dunes. One area with parabolic dunes is located near Juodkrante. These dunes were overgrown by the forest and didn't move any more. Fragments of the old growth forest are preserved there.

Four thousand years ago the Baltic Sea gained its present appearance. The salinity decreased and present fauna and flora became prevalent. The spit from Juodkrante to the very end of Kopgalis accumulated sand, which was supplied by the prevailing southwest sea streams. This part of the spit grew much slower and present its length reached only 2 000 years ago. The channel from the Curonian Lagoon to the Baltic Sea formed at the same time. Landscapes in the Curonian Spit were different from the present picture. Vegetation covering parabolic dunes prevailed. They were from 30 to 40 m high and some reached 60 m above sea level. The entire surface was carved with hollows and ridges. Mixed forest with oaks, lindens, elms, pines, birches, alders and hazelnuts dominated. Sometimes fires destroyed the forest cover and the sand drifting started. Later in time the forest recovered. Such a natural harmony lasted till the 16th century, when negative human impact to the Curonian Spit started to grow.


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