Read the water, read the rise, read the wind, and then read these books.....
"Rivers Course through my dreams, rivers cold and fast. rivers known and rivers nameless, rivers that seem like ribbons of blue water twisting through wide valleys, narrow rivers folded in layers of darkening shadow, rivers that eroded down deep in a mountain belly, sculpted the land, peeled back the planet's history exposing the texture of time itself." - Harry Middleton , Rivers of Memory
" Under Cottonwoods" by Stephen Grace
"The Run to Gitche Gumee" by Robert F. Jones