“Élővíz” Canal – Living Waters Canal
Until the nineteenth century, the White Cris flowed through the channel bed today known as Élővíz Canal - Living Water Canal. Because the city was flooded several times in the past, this water bed course adjustment was necessary, so that the waters of the White Cris River between the town of Gyula and Bekes were directed into a new channel. The problem was solved by building a dam on the White Cris River so the townspeople still could have a viable water source.
Élővíz Canal –Living Water Canal, left its mark on the image of Gyula traversing it on a length of 5 km. In the river bed willows were planted and the banks are lined with linden trees, including both locals and tourists alike gladly walks or go jogging. A big plus is that the distance between the sides is proportional to the size of the city, as is the Danube in Budapest. The most beautiful part of the Living Water Canal can be seen probably from the Kapus Bridge, which attracts many people with its weeping willows bent over it.