To use the power of water that was so abundant, and to turn it into useful work was the primary goal of the people who settled along the river's banks.
The Krka River is living proof of the use of natural resources to serve the local population, as seen in the many mills that once operated along the river's course, some of which are still standing today. The mills on the Krka River were turned by water, and called water mills, and they belong to the system of pre-Industrial plants. These mills were of exceptional importance to the live of the population throughout Dalmatia, in the Middle Ages and later, and as such were the cause of many a conflict. Not only were they important for life, they also earned great revenues.
Even though they often changed owners, they virtually remained the same, without any new technological innovations. Though they no longer have any economic significance for the local population, today they are a first rate tourist attraction. The mills at Skradinski buk and Roški slap, present the old kužina (kitchen), mill with complete mill inventory, the miller's room, the weaver's loom, kovačija and štala (carriage room and stables), while the exhibit “From grain to bread” is currently on display in the exhibition room.