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Gampel | Obere Wasserleite


This kind of water channels (locally known as Suonen or Bissen) has a very long tradition in the Valais, going back at least to medieval times. Due to the dry climate in the rain shade of the surrounding high-mountain ranges, water for irrigation and other purposes had - and still has - to be brought from mountain streams down to its place of destination. Nowadays, many of these channels are accompanied by quite popular hiking trails.

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on Thursday 19 August 2021 by Martin Mergili
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