Water in the Engadin
A look at the Engadin lake plateau reveals the thing that has characterised the region since time immemorial: water. Water is omnipresent – whether in the form of healing springs, used and enjoyed as far back as Roman times, as sparkling source water in top drinking quality, as a wildly romantic mountain stream, an idyllic mountain lake or a water reservoir, such as the 7 km long Morteratsch Glacier, which serves as a gigantic freshwater reservoir for the eastern parts of central Europe. A unique feature throughout the Alps is the watershed on the Lunghin Pass high above Maloja, where the spring water of the Rivers Inn, Maia and Julia merrily gush forth. The Inn follows the course of the Po river in Italy to the Adriatic Sea, while the Julia flows into the Rhine and ultimately into the North Sea.