Soil - geological sections across different directions
The file contains six images of geological sections across different geographical directions and their respective layers and materials.
To complement this, Anja Kiel Groth, groundwater employee at the Høje-Taastrup Municipality has written the following description based on her own knowledge of the landscape:
"Høje-Taastrup Municipality is located west of Copenhagen and is one of the largest municipalities in the capital area. The municipality covers an area of 78 km2 and has no coastline. In the areas around Hedehusene, Fløng, Taastrup and Høje Taastrup in the central and south-eastern part of the municipality are densely populated with an extensive road network and are intersected by the Holbæk motorway.
Høje-Taastrup Municipality is one of the capital area's greenest municipalities. 2/3 of the area consists of forest, meadow field and lakes with a number of protected areas, including Vasby Mose, Sengeløse Mose and Porsemosen. In many places, especially between Baldersbrønde and Høje Taastrup, around Vridsløsemagle, Sengeløse and Soderup in the north and south of Hedehusene, you can still experience smooth, slightly hilly moraine landscape created by the recent ice age. Smeltevandsdalen Store Vejeådal between Høje-Taastrup and Albertslund municipalities forms an 11 km long green wedge.
The area between the railway and the Holbæk motorway is approx. 20-40 meters above sea level. It then falls to the southeast, north and northwest and is interrupted in several places by meadows and bogs, which in an arc extend from east to west and are drained by Hove Å and its tributaries to Nybølle Å, which flows to the north and forms boundaries to resp. . Roskilde and Egedal municipalities.
From Hedehusene, the landscape gradually rises to the south through Reerslev and Stærkende and culminates in the 69 m high Maglehøj. It was for a long time the municipality's highest point, but is today surpassed by the artificial, 81 m high hill Flintebjerg in Hedeland. Where the landscape south of Hedehusene and west of Reerslev and Stærkende previously formed a continuous moraine plain, extensive gravel excavation in the 1960s and 1970s as well as subsequent re-establishment subsequently created a strongly hilly landscape with artificial hills and lakes. Today, the area is Hedeland Nature Park, which extends into Roskilde and Greve Municipality.
Høje-Taastrup municipality is intersected by a watershed that lies from east to west in a line around the Holbæk motorway. The northern part of the municipality is drained by streams that run northwest to Roskilde Fjord and the southern part of streams that run southeast to Køge Bay. Høje-Taastrup municipality is therefore located at the source of the river systems and therefore has far fewer problems with floods from rivers than the downstream municipalities.”
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- Geologiske snit i HTK.pptx (3.5 MB)
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