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Kuhakoski Rapids by Simo Räsänen
Kuhakoski Rapids by Simo Räsänen
Kuhakoski Rapids is a unique spot – starting from a channel mined into rock, Kuhakoski quickly spreads out into a 15-meter high waterfall tumbling over multiple steps. Plus the rapids have played an important part in the history of Nurmijärvi. Since the beginning of the 16th century, four separate mills (the mills of the villages of Perttula, Uotila, Valkjärvi and Numlahti) and later also saw mills have operated in the rapids. In 1910, a small power plant was built in Kuhakoski. The operation of the power plant continued until 1952. Even today, the foundations and ruins of the mills can be seen in the waterfall, reminiscent of the industrial history of the rapids. (Nurmijärvi, Finland)