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I follow rivers

I follow rivers

My journey to explore the beautiful rivers of the world

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Steep eroded banks

Steep eroded banks

Steep banks of the river are extreme habitat, where some very specialized animals and plants live. They are mostly created by the river erosion.

Natural river dynamics – a key to the biodiversity

Natural river dynamics – a key to the biodiversity

Dynamical, natural river harbors many habitat and the corresponding species of the animals and plants. Such river is in constant rejuvenation and creation of new habitats.

The white-tailed eagle

The white-tailed eagle

The white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) is one the largest bird of prey found along the ricers in Europe. It is the ruler of the sky of the floodplains.

Gravel and sand bars – where everything begins

Gravel and sand bars – where everything begins

Gravel and sand bars are the layers of the sediment in the riverbed. It is not only the barren sediment; this is precious habitat for specialized animals and plants.

The adverse effects of the river regulation

The adverse effects of the river regulation

River regulation is altering of the course of the rivers, embanking it in the stone or cement and reducing its dynamics. Chiefly done for the erosion and flood protection, river navigation and irrigation, but it has backfired with profound negative consequences.

Benefits of the rivers

Benefits of the rivers

Preserved, natural rivers and streams, in general, offer us many benefits, not only as a conventional resource as a waterway, hydropower energy or irrigation, to name just a few. There are other, often unknown, but essential.

New understanding of the rivers

New understanding of the rivers

After centuries of abuse, rivers are finally seen not only as a resource but much more complex and fragile systems, with many other benefits. Based on new scientific vision, many countries are protecting the rivers.

Difficulty grading of whitewater rafting

Difficulty grading of whitewater rafting

Rapids are categorized in classes, generally running from I to VI.While class I rapids are easy to navigate and require little maneuvering, class VI rapids pose threat to life with little or no chance for rescue. River rafting sports are carried out where many rapids […]

River morphology – how does river look like?

River morphology – how does river look like?

Rivers are very diverse bodies of the water. Flow from the hills to the plains in different forms. River morphology describes how does river look like.

Definitions of rivers, stream, brooks, creeks  and other terms

Definitions of rivers, stream, brooks, creeks and other terms

What is the river, what’s the stream, brook, creek…we encounter these term so many time, often in a different meaning. What in reality is the distinction between a large stream that is a river and smaller bodies of the running water?


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Rivers connect, not divide

Rivers connect, not divide

River have alwqys been a border, but nowdays, they connect different nations!