Zorn (river)

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Coordinates: 48°45′07″N 7°54′57″E / 48.75194°N 7.91583°E / 48.75194; 7.91583
Zorn
River
The Zorn near Waltenheim-sur-Zorn
The Zorn near Waltenheim-sur-Zorn.
Country  France
Region Grand Est
Departments Moselle, Bas-Rhin
Municipalities Brumath, Saverne
Tributaries
 - left Zinsel du Sud
 - right Mossel
Medium city Saverne
Source Rocher de Mutzig
 - location Vosgues mountains, Walscheid, Moselle, France
 - elevation 830 m (2,723 ft)
 - coordinates 48°33′54″N 7°13′21″E / 48.56500°N 7.22250°E / 48.56500; 7.22250
Confluence Moder
 - location Rohrwiller, Bas-Rhin, France
 - elevation 124 m (407 ft)
 - coordinates 48°45′07″N 7°54′57″E / 48.75194°N 7.91583°E / 48.75194; 7.91583
Length 96.7 km (60 mi)
Basin 757 km² (292 sq mi)
Discharge for Hœrdt
 - average 7.41 /s (262 cu ft/s)
Map of the Zorn's drainage basin.
Map of the Zorn's drainage basin.
Wikimedia Commons: Zorn (river)

The Zorn is a river in north-eastern France. It is a right tributary of the Moder river.

Geography[change | change source]

The Zorn river has a length of 96.7 km (60.1 mi), and a drainage basin with an area of 757 km2 (292 sq mi).[1]

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 7.41 m3/s (262 cu ft/s) at Hœrdt (Bas-Rhin).

Course[change | change source]

The Zorn starts in the Vosges mountains in the commune of Walscheid, (Moselle department) as the Yellow Zorn (French: Zorn Jaune, German: Gelber Zorn) at an altitude of about 830 m (2,723 ft).[2] The Yellow Zorn becomes the Zorn after its confluence with the right-hand tributary, the White Zorn (French: Zorn Blanche, German: Weißer Zorn) at an altitude of about 295 m (968 ft).

From here, the Zorn flows to the north and then turns to the east; in the final part, the river flows to the northeast.

The Zorn river flows within the Grand Est region, the Moselle and Bas-Rhin departments and 91communes.

Finally, the Zorn river flows into the Moder river in Rohrwiller, (Bas-Rhin department).[3]

Main tributaries[change | change source]

The main tributaries of the Zorn river areː

  • Left tributary
    • Zinsel du Sud - 30.9 km;[4]
  • Right tributary
    • Mossel - 21.2 km;[5]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "La Zorn (A34-0200)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  2. "Source de la Zorn Jaune" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  3. "Confluence de la Zorn" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  4. "La Zinsel du Sud (A34-0210)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  5. "La Mossel (A3450400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 28 December 2017.