Moder (river)

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Coordinates: 48°50′15″N 8°6′13″E / 48.83750°N 8.10361°E / 48.83750; 8.10361
Moder
River
The Moder in Haguenau
The Moder in Haguenau.
Country  France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Municipality Haguenau
Tributaries
 - left Zinsel du Nord, Rothbach
 - right Zorn
Medium city Haguenau
Source Moderfeld
 - location Vosgues mountains, Zittersheim, Bas-Rhin, France
 - elevation 330 m (1,083 ft)
 - coordinates 48°53′43″N 7°18′57″E / 48.89528°N 7.31583°E / 48.89528; 7.31583
Confluence Rhine
 - location Neuhaeusel, Bas-Rhin, France
 - elevation 113 m (371 ft)
 - coordinates 48°50′15″N 8°6′13″E / 48.83750°N 8.10361°E / 48.83750; 8.10361
Length 82.1 km (51 mi)
Basin 1,720 km² (664 sq mi)
Discharge for Auenheim
 - average 16.6 /s (586 cu ft/s)
Map of the Moder's drainage basin.
Map of the Moder's drainage basin.
Wikimedia Commons: Moder (River)

The Moder is a river in Alsace, in north-eastern France. It is a left-side tributary of the Rhine river.

Geography[change | change source]

The Moder river has a length of 82.1 km (51.0 mi), and a drainage basin with an area of 1,720 km2 (664 sq mi).[1]

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 16.6 m3/s (590 cu ft/s) at Auenheim.

Course[change | change source]

The Moder starts in the Vosges mountains in the place called Moderfeld in the commune of Zittersheim, (Bas-Rhin department), at an altitude of about 330 m (1,083 ft).[2] From here, the Moder flows to the north and then turns to the southeast; in the final part, the river flows to the northeast.

The Moder river flows within the Grand Est region, the Bas-Rhin department and the following communes ː Zittersheim, Wingen-sur-Moder, Wimmenau, Ingwiller, Menchhoffen, Schillersdorf, Obermodern-Zutzendorf, Schalkendorf, La Walck, Pfaffenhoffen, Uberach, Niedermodern, Dauendorf, Ohlungen, Schweighouse-sur-Moder, Haguenau, Kaltenhouse, Oberhoffen-sur-Moder, Bischwiller, Rohrwiller, Drusenheim, Sessenheim, Dalhunden, Stattmatten, Auenheim, Fort-Louis, Rœschwoog, Neuhaeusel.

Finally, the Moder river flows into the Rhine river in Neuhaeusel.[3]

Main tributaries[change | change source]

The main tributaries of the Moder river areː

  • Left tributary
    • Rothbach - 22.8 km;[4]
    • Zinsel du Nord - 43.2 km;[5]
  • Right tributary
    • Zorn - 96.7 km;[6]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "La Moder (A3--0100)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  2. "Source de la Moder" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  3. "Confluence de la Moder" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  4. "Ruisseau le Rothbach (A31-0200)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  5. "La Zinsel du Nord (A32-0200)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  6. "La Zorn (A34-0200)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 28 December 2017.