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Photographer's Note

Rivers are a unique feature in the geography of the earth. They provide dry inland areas with much needed fresh water and allow climates of every type to support life. Streams and rivers have always been important to man, basically for extraction of water for drinking and for irrigation. Drainage systems are often used for transport where the conditions for road building are difficult. In my region manipulation of the drainage systems and watercourses has been going on since the early Viking age, first for transportation and fishery, later for construction of water mills. In the 18th century works were carried out to facilitate meadow irrigation. At the beginning of the 19th century the main issue was the draining of wetlands and fields. Thus there has been a long tradition for manipulating the drainage systems, but also quite recently a consciousness of conserving the beauty of the landscape and of rare species and their habitats.
The photo shows the river Füsinger Au near Schleswig that flows into a larger body of water, the Schlei.

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