Thanks a lot for your comment in the German Seasons' thread
...but water and river flow is a big concern for us -- not so much about navigation, but for irrigation, salmon and electricity. Our water falls almost only in the winter. If it does not land as snow in the mountains and then melt slowly in the spring and summer we are in big trouble. As it has been getting warmer we worry all winter -- Will the mountains get enough snow?
Now after having a bit studied the region you're living (I am always interested in Geographical and climate conditions) I realise that there are numerous rivers surrounding your home. The names are interesting, will have their own stories and different characters.
I guess some could fall dry if it doesn't rain or haven't snow(n) for a long period.
How ever, in contrast to the meaning of your local rivers we do not have possibilities to use water for electricity in that extent. There are a lot of artificial lakes, but the most known were construted to regulate the water level of some rivers to maintain their navigability. But I think we're on a turning point of time.
I like the views of your photographs! Regretfully I do not own a camera, otherwise I'd support Felis
in the German seasons' section.
for your comforting words in "How to say...?" It's the lack of practice in normal German life, and every TV film/show is synchronised instead of subtitled, like in most European countries.