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Canyon - deep and narrow valleys with steep slopes, washed away by rivers. Canyon appears under conditions of weakness of the side erosion or strong abyssal erosion. The weakness of the side erosion may be caused or by dry climate or water permeability of rocks (sandstones, limestones, loess), which absorb rain water and decrease its flat flow along the valley steeps. In the areas, made up of the rocks of different density, lying aflat, gradation of the steeps may arise in a Canyon. The most famous canyons are located along the Colorado River in the North America, about 1800 m deep and 380 km long; Bzyb' and Sulak, in Russia in the Caucasus, the top of the Amu-Darya River (Piandzh and Yazgul) in the Middle Asia.

А.С.Барков. Словарь справочник по физической географии. Пособие для учителей географии, издание 3-е, переработанное и дополненное. - Государственное учебно-педагогическое издательство министерства просвещения РСФСР. - М., 1954

Value: feather grass, big pasque-flower, Hungarian pivnyky, shyverekiya Podil's'ka

Geographical position: it stretches from Holoskiv Village to Tsybulivka Village, Kamyanets'-Podil's'kyi Rayon

STATUTE
about the geological nature monument of the state value,
the Smotrych River Canyon


1. General Provisions.

1.1 The geological nature monument of the state value, the Smotrych River Canyon is a deep narrow valley of the Smotrych River with steep slopes and unique wedging out of Silurian limestones. It is a place of growing of such rare species of plants as shyvekeriya Podil's'ka, Hungarian pivnyky, feather grass, which are recorded in the Red Book of Ukraine.
It became a reserve according to the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the Ukrainian Soviet Republic No.139 of 21.03.1984.
1.2 The total area of the geological nature monument of the state value, the Smotrych River Canyon is 80.0 ha. It is located in Kamyanets'-Podil's'kyi Rayon, it begins in Holoskiv Village, passes through the territory of Kamyanets'-Podil's'kyi and ends in Tsybulivka Village. It has several users: Holoskiv Village (7 ha), Housing and Communal services (49 ha), Kolybayivka Village (3.5 ha), Panivtsi Village (21,5 ha).
1.3 The geological nature monument of the state value, the Smotrych River Canyon belongs to the nature reserved fund of Ukraine, which is protected as national property, and is a part of the system of nature territories and objects, which are under special protection.
1.4 Liquidation, reorganization of the geological nature monument of the state value, the Smotrych River Canyon, and change of its borders is carried out according to the legislation currently in force.
1.5 The postal addresses of the land users:
Khmelnyts'ka Oblast', Kamyanets'-Podil's'kyi Rayon, Holoskiv Village, Village Council; Kolybayivka Village, Village Council; Kamyanets'-Podil's'kyi, City Executive Committee, Housing and Communal service, 5 Soborna St.

2. The purpose of foundation and aims of the geological nature monument
of the state value, the Smotrych River Canyon.

2.1 The geological nature monument of the state value, the Smotrych River Canyon, belongs to the nature reserved fund of Ukraine.
2.2 The main aims of the geological nature monument of the state value, the Smotrych River Canyon are preservation of the cut of the Silurian deposites, development of the sedimentary and preservation of rare plants, which grow on the slopes of the Canyon and are recorded in the Red Book of Ukraine. Article 27 of the Law of Ukraine about NRF (nature reserved fund) of Ukraine.
2.3 The geological nature monument of the state value, the Smotrych River Canyon, may be used with aesthetic, educational, scientific, nature preserving and recreational purposes.

3. The regulations of the territory and protection of the geological nature monument of the state value, the Smotrych River Canyon.

3.1 Any activities, which conflict with the aims and tasks provided by the statute of the Reserve are limited or forbidden on the territory of the Reserve.
3.2 The economic, scientific and other kinds of activities, which do not conflict with the aims and tasks of the Reserve, are carried out according to the main requirements about the environmental protection.
3.3 Owners or users of the allotments of the nature objects, declared as a reserve, take responsibilities of providing the order of its protection and preservation. Article 28 of the Law of Ukraine about NRF (nature reserved fund) of Ukraine.
3.4 Carrying out of such kinds of economic activities that can damage the nature monument and break ecological balance.
3.5 Building of the buildings, which may cause change of the character of the region and landscape, and bear losses to the nature monument.
3.6 The exploration work, mining operations, transgression of the soil and flora.
3.7 Any littering and pollution of the territory of the nature monument.
3.8 To give the land for building.
3.9 Other kinds of works that can break the natural connections and running of the natural processes, loss of the scientific, economic and aesthetic value of the nature monument.
3.10 Abuse of the Law "About the enviromnental protection" causes the disciplinary, administrative, civil or criminal amenability.
3.11 The dimension of damage, caused to the nature monument, is defined according to the approved tariffs.
3.12 All kinds of the usage of nature, which are carried out on the territory of the nature monument, are realized according to the permission of the State Administration of the Environmental Safety in Khmel'nyts'ka Oblast' within the bounds, approved in fixed order.
The Statute is worked out on the basis of the Law of Ukraine "About the nature reserved fund of Ukraine".

Approved:
The Chief of the State Administration of Ecology and Natural Resourses in Khmel'nyts'ka Oblast', V. Shmyhovanyi
The Head of the Village Council of Holoskiv Village, V. Sikora
The Head of the Village Council of Kolybayivka Village, M. Chaykovs'kyi
The Chief of the Administation of the Housing and Communal services,
М. Kondaurov
The Head of the Village Council of Panivtsi Village, А. Kostiuk

Translated by Yana Anufriyeva
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