Our (river)

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Our
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The Our flowing through the Ardennes in Luxembourg
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Course of the Our
Location
Countries
Reference no.DE: 2626
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationNortheast of the Eichelsberg in the municipality of Büllingen, parish of Manderfeld
 - coordinates50°22′38″N 6°20′45″E / 50.377186°N 6.345801°E / 50.377186; 6.345801Coordinates: 50°22′38″N 6°20′45″E / 50.377186°N 6.345801°E / 50.377186; 6.345801
 - elevationca. 643 m
Mouth 
 - locationNear Wallendorf into the Sauer
 - coordinates49°52′30″N 6°17′12″E / 49.875111°N 6.28667°E / 49.875111; 6.28667
 - elevationca. 177 m above sea level (NHN)
Length96.111 km (59.721 mi) [1]
Basin size668.334 km2 (258.045 sq mi) [1]
Discharge 
 - locationat Gemünd Our gauge[2]
 - average9.38 m3/s (331 cu ft/s)
 - minimumRecord low: 50 l/s (1.8 cu ft/s) (in 05.07.1976)
Average low: 545 l/s (19.2 cu ft/s)
 - maximumAverage high: 118 m3/s (4,200 cu ft/s)
Record high: 236 m3/s (8,300 cu ft/s) (in 22.12.1991)
Basin features
ProgressionSauerMoselleRhineNorth Sea

The Our (pronunciation [u:r]) is a river in Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. It is a left-hand tributary of the Sauer river, and so it is part of the drainage basin of the Rhine river.

Geography[change | change source]

The Our river has a length of 78 kilometres (48 miles). Of that length, 52.1 kilometres (32.4 miles) are in Luxemboug[3] Its drainage basin has an area of 187 square kilometres (72 square miles).

The source of the Our is in southeastern Belgium. It is near Manderfeld in the Büllingen municipality,  Liège province. It is at an altitude of about 643 metres (2,110 feet).

The river flows southwards, more or less along the German-Belgian  border and, after Ouren, along the German-Luxembourg border. The historic town of Vianden lies on the Our.

The Our joins, as a left tributary, the Sauer river in Wallendorf in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, at about 177 metres (581 feet) of altitude.

North of Viande, the river is blocked by the Our Dam.

Main tributaries[change | change source]

The tributaries of the Our river with length over 5 km are:

  • Left tributaries
    • Auw - 5.9 km
    • Ihrenbach - 15.9 km
    • Irsen - 35.5 km
    •  Teggelbach - 5.0 km
  • Right tributaries
    •  Medenderbach - 7.5 km
    •  Kolvenderbach -8.7 km
    •  Weberbach - 6.1 km
    •  Braunlauf - 17.8 km
    • Ulf - 17.8 km

Gallery[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Geoexplorer of the Rhineland-Palatinate Water Authority (Wasserwirtschaftsverwaltung Rheinland-Pfalz)
  2. Pegel Gemünd Our Daten des LfU Rheinland-Pfalz
  3. "Hydrography (in km)". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 10 June 2016.