Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz - 2002

THE WATCHER

After lunch, we passed through a 42-mile long canal which Slovakia built beginning in 1983, diverting the waters of the Danube to create hydroelectric power. At first Austria and Hungary were in on the project but lack of money and concern for the environment, the surrounding farmlands, etc., caused them to pull out. Now there are many hard feelings about the whole thing and the matter has been put into the hands of the World Court for some sort of disposition regarding money, water rights, etc.

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