The Vestflow is not as well traveled as the Oostflow River and the communities along its banks are not nearly so prosporous either. This is due to the river's proximity to the Mounds of Dawn, and travels around its edges. The haunted, tomb filled Mounds of Dawn tend to worry traders and travelers, thus making the Oostflow a safer choice for travel. Even so, numerous small (and often struggling) towns and villages survive on the river's shoreline.
The area between the Oostflow and the Vestflow is prone to spring-time flooding, making the area very fertile and thus ideal for growing crops. This has made the Nederboden canton the breadbasket of the nation.