The River Neretva Croatia
Neretva has its source in the Dinara mountains, beneath Zelengora Mountain in eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina.
At the beginning, Neretva is narrow and fast, with lot of canyons, cliffs and hollows, which eventually becomes slower as relief lowers, so it expands into a wide and vast wetland valley, rich in fertile land, called Lower Neretva. (see photo)
Rivers Rakitnica, Rama and Trebižat flow into Neretva at it's right bank. Rivers Buna and Bregava flow into it at it's left bank. The last bit of Neretva, a stretch of about 30 kilometres forms large and beautiful delta that flows into Adriatic Sea near towns Metkovic and Opuzen.
Neretva is this largest river of the eastern part of the Adriatic Basin . It has been harnessed and controlled to a large extent by several hydroelectric power-plants and their storage lakes, but it still remains unique in its beauty and the diversity of its landscape.