The Ebro River runs through my city, giving it life. It was the river that brought the first human settlement more than two thousand years ago. Its name derives from the ancient place name Hiber (Hiberus flumen), which also gives name to the Iberian peninsula and the Iberian peoples.
It runs entirely through Spain. Between the rivers that flow into the Mediterranean Sea it is only surpassed in length by the Nile.
The Ebro is a large river, but irregular in character. At the end of the summer it has strong drainage throughout the basin, taking up to a tenth of its average flow. During the winter it suffers its most frequent floods, product of the snow in much of its basin.
Usually, on Sunday mornings I go by and very often I walk along the river. Now that I can’t do it, preparing this post has allowed me to take that virtual walk.
Take good care of yourselves and stay safe!
Posted as part of Lens-Artists: A River Runs Through It