Pader (river)

The Pader is a river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, left tributary of the Lippe. It runs through the city of Paderborn, which it gave its name. Although fairly wide, it is only 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) in length which makes it the shortest river this size of Germany.[1]

Pader
Paderborn Stümpelsche Mühle.jpg
The Pader at the Stümpel watermill
Location
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationPaderborn, Germany
Mouth 
 • location
Lippe
 • coordinates
51°44′N 8°43′E / 51.73°N 8.72°E / 51.73; 8.72Coordinates: 51°44′N 8°43′E / 51.73°N 8.72°E / 51.73; 8.72
Length4 km (2.5 mi)
Discharge 
 • average3 to 9 m3/s (110 to 320 cu ft/s) (at its source)
Basin features
ProgressionLippeRhineNorth Sea
Sources of the Pader in Paderborn

The Pader receives its water from six source rivers, each resulting from a karstic spring in the centre of Paderborn: the Maspernpader, the Dielenpader, the Rothobornpader, the Börnepader, the Dammpader and the Warme Pader.

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