Reuss (river)

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Kapellbrucke in Lucerne.jpg
The Reuss at Lucerne
Country Switzerland
Cantons Uri, Lucerne, Aargau
Settlements Andermatt (UR), Göschenen (UR), Altdorf (UR), Lucerne (LU), Bremgarten (AG)
Physical characteristics
Main source Furkareuss, above Furka Pass, Uri
2,640 m (8,660 ft)
46°33′48″N 8°25′57″E / 46.56341°N 8.43259°E / 46.56341; 8.43259
River mouth Aare at Windisch/Gebenstorf, Aargau
229 m (751 ft)
47°29′27″N 8°13′55″E / 47.4909°N 8.23193°E / 47.4909; 8.23193Coordinates: 47°29′27″N 8°13′55″E / 47.4909°N 8.23193°E / 47.4909; 8.23193
Length 164.4 km (102.2 mi)
  • Location:
  • Minimum rate:
    93 m3/s (3,300 cu ft/s) (MNQ 1935-2013),
    28.6 m3/s (1,010 cu ft/s) (NNQ, 2006)
  • Average rate:
    140.4 m3/s (4,960 cu ft/s) (MQ 1935-2013)
  • Maximum rate:
    179 m3/s (6,300 cu ft/s) (MHQ 1935-2013),
    854 m3/s (30,200 cu ft/s) (HHQ, 2005)
Basin features
Progression AareRhineNorth Sea
Basin size 3,426 km2 (1,323 sq mi)[1]
Waterbodies Lake Lucerne, Flachsee

The Reuss is a river in Switzerland. The length is 164 kilometres (102 mi). The drainage basin is 3,426 square kilometres (1,323 sq mi). It is the fourth largest river in Switzerland (after the Rhine, Aare and Rhône).

The upper Reuss forms the main valley of the canton of Uri. The course of the lower Reuss runs from Lake Lucerne to where it connects with the Aare at Brugg.

References[change | change source]

  1. Federal Office for the Environment FOEN, "Topographical catchment areas of Swiss waterbodies 2km2" Sub-catchment area number 94738, Catchment area size [km2] 3425.54.