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Simona Fodor
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Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Western Romania: Part of Bigăr waterfall collapses

A wall of the Bigăr waterfall, located in the Cheile Nerei – Beușnița National Park, collapsed on June 7, forest management company Romsilva announced. 

The waterfall is one of the most visited sites in Caraș-Severin county, in southwestern Romania.

The approximately four-meter tall wall collapsed because of natural causes, Romsilva said.

“The Bigăr waterfall formed in time, through calcium carbonate deposits from the waters of Bigăr spring, which were covered with moss. The calcium carbonate petrifies the moss, which regenerates with new layers of living moss; a waterfall of this type continuously increases in size. The Bigăr waterfall reached considerable dimensions in weight and volume and collapsed under its weight,” Romsilva said in a release on June 8.

A video showing the collapse of the wall can be seen here.

Romsilva gave the example of the Moceriș waterfall, also located in the Cheile Nerei – Beușnița National Park, which collapsed in a similar manner, and said the waterfall would regenerate in time.

(Photo: The waterfall before the collapse by Viocara | Dreamstime.com)

simona@romania-insider.com

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Western Romania: Part of Bigăr waterfall collapses

A wall of the Bigăr waterfall, located in the Cheile Nerei – Beușnița National Park, collapsed on June 7, forest management company Romsilva announced. 

The waterfall is one of the most visited sites in Caraș-Severin county, in southwestern Romania.

The approximately four-meter tall wall collapsed because of natural causes, Romsilva said.

“The Bigăr waterfall formed in time, through calcium carbonate deposits from the waters of Bigăr spring, which were covered with moss. The calcium carbonate petrifies the moss, which regenerates with new layers of living moss; a waterfall of this type continuously increases in size. The Bigăr waterfall reached considerable dimensions in weight and volume and collapsed under its weight,” Romsilva said in a release on June 8.

A video showing the collapse of the wall can be seen here.

Romsilva gave the example of the Moceriș waterfall, also located in the Cheile Nerei – Beușnița National Park, which collapsed in a similar manner, and said the waterfall would regenerate in time.

(Photo: The waterfall before the collapse by Viocara | Dreamstime.com)

simona@romania-insider.com

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