The river Salantas flows in Plunge and Kretinga districts, the river Minija right tributary.
Length of the river 43 km, the basin area 275 km ². The source at Plateliai town, 13 km north from Salantai town. In upper section flows to northwest, at the mouth of the brook Note turns to southwest. Flows into the river Minija 99 km from its mouth at Kulupenai village. Average gradient 296 cm/km. Average rated discharge upstream the mouth of the brook Note 0.70 m³/s, downstream the mouth of the brook Bubinas 1.51 m³/s, at the mouth 3.36 m³/s.
At higher water level. Spring, or after heavy rains
Rapids, shalows, strainers
WW 1- (1+)
Distance from the mouth
18.8 Bridge. Salantai.
15.8 right Pestupis. right Pesciai. Average gradient to the mouth 100 cm/km. Approaching the mouth the gradient gradually decreases. The riverbed width 7-12 m. The valley narrow, slopes steep. Rare small rapids, shalows, can be a few strainers. Average rated discharge approx 1.6 m³/s.
14.2 left Alkupis.
12.3 left hillfort Imbare. right Barzdziai.
10.1 right Kalnalis.
8.9 left Skaudaliai.
4.6 Nasrenai -Skaudaliai road bridge. right Nasrenai.
3.8 left Blendziava. The river discharge increased by one-third. left Kulsodis. To the mouth the current calm.
1.4 right Kulupis.
1.1 Railway bridge.
0.0 The Salantas flows into the river Minija. left Kulupėnai.© 2014 J.D.Endriukaitis