We could say that rivers are the veins of our planet. These natural streams of water give us life, it lives within them and it is also created around them. Until they flow out into the sea they are capable of generating clean energy and transforming the lives of all the people around them. This is witnessed by the inhabitants of the Pallars Sobirà region (Lleida).
The white water of the Noguera Pallaresa River, a tributary of the Segre, doe not only provide a habitat for a number of species, it also attracts both nature lovers and sports and adrenaline enthusiasts. From where it rises in the Catalan Pyrenees, its route covers 154 kilometres that are a treasure trove full of natural paradises like La Mollera d'Escalarre, at the foot of the Torrassa reservoir.
As Marc Garriga, Manager of the Alt Pirineu Nature Reserve, explained, "it is about everyone living together in harmony, this means humans and species of flora and fauna". This deep wetland from the ice age became very unique after the construction of the reservoir in the 1950s. In fact, it is a meeting point for lovers of ornithological tourism and it is one of the best known areas to practise catch and release trout fishing.