World Rivers

World Rivers

Rivers are lifelines of our planet!

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Kotli – beautiful watermill in small canyon

Kotli – beautiful watermill in small canyon

Kotli is a beautiful village on the Mirna River in Istra (Croatia), where old watermill resides in the small canyon.

How were magnificent waterfalls and lakes in Plitvice Lakes created?

How were magnificent waterfalls and lakes in Plitvice Lakes created?

The Plitvice Lakes, a land of falling lakes with hundreds of waterfalls, are built by a „magical“ substance called tufa (could be called travertine, sedra in Croatian). OK, it is not magical, but the results are definitely like they came from a fairy tale.

The wild beauty of the Krupa River

The wild beauty of the Krupa River

The Krupa River is an unknown pearl of karst, an oasis surrounded by rock. It is one of the least known, yet one of the most beautiful rivers of Croatia. It is only seven kilometres long, but has much more to offer than a ten times longer river, often degraded into a lifeless canal.

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Gentle curves

Gentle curves

Gentle curves

Why are wetlands important to maintain good water quality in rivers?

Why are wetlands important to maintain good water quality in rivers?

Wetlands act as nature’s water filters.  The Ecological Society of America estimates that they can remove up to 60 percent of the metals in water and up to 90 percent of the sediment from urban and agricultural runoff.

The Ombla River – the shortest river in the world

The Ombla River – the shortest river in the world

The Ombla is a short river in Croatia, its course is approximately 30 meters (98 feet) long, and it empties into the Rijeka Dubrovačka embayment of the Adriatic Sea. By many accounts, it is the shortest river in the world.

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Floods are acts of God, but flood losses are largely acts of man

Floods are acts of God, but flood losses are largely acts of man

Preserved floodplains are best natural protection of the flood losses.

Middle Danube – heart of the European wilderness

Middle Danube – heart of the European wilderness

Middle Danube, shared by Croatia, Hungary and Serbia is one of the last preserved lowland river corridors in Europe, the old continent that saw first inhabitants thousands of years ago. The mighty Danube is a cultural and economic backbone of Central and South-East Europe. Here […]

Rivers connect, not divide

Rivers connect, not divide

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


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Rivers connect, not divide

Rivers connect, not divide

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