The river Jeetzel, which begins in the Altmark under the name Jeetze, flows from Saxony-Anhalt through Lower Saxony, in Germany. From its source near the village of Dönitz, it flows north through Beetzendorf, Salzwedel, Wustrow, Lüchow and Dannenberg, before joining the Elbe in Hitzacker. Its total length is 73 kilometres (45 mi).
|Length||73 km (45 mi)|
|Basin size||1,919 km2 (741 sq mi) |
|Progression||Elbe→ North Sea|
Historically, when the Elbe rose too high, it would flooded the Jeetzel, which flowed "backwards" and flooded the surrounding area. Today, a system of canals prevents such flooding.
- Environmental map service of Lower Saxony (Umweltkartendienst des Niedersächsischen Ministeriums für Umwelt, Energie und Klimaschutz)
- Hans-Joachim Uhlemann and Martin Eckoldt, Kleine Nebenflüsse der Elbe oberhalb des Tidegebietes, published in Hans-Georg Braun's 1988 Flüsse und Kanäle.
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