The Mura River
The river Mura springs in Hohe Tauern in Austria and is 444 km long. It mouths into the river Drava near Legrad in Croatia. The river undergoes an interesting journey: starting as an alpine river it turns into a flatland river in Slovenia. The latter used to need a wide river space with numerous meanders, sideway river branches, bays, gravel pits, flooded groves and lethargies.
Nowadays the vast part of the river is lead into a permanent riverbed. Nevertheless, one can still find many plant and animal species alongside the Mura – species that have vanished completely elsewhere due to the destructive influence of mankind.
In the past there were many mills on the river, which were of great economic importance. Nowadays there are two mills on the river, but only the one in Ižakovci is a floating mill.
In the past the ford was an indispensable mode of transport and today it is a witness of the past time and a tourist sight. Beltinci commune preserves the old tradition of crossing the river Mura with a ford in Ižakovci and Melinci.
Source: ZTK Beltinci
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