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.
The Pader at the Stümpel watermill
|• location||Paderborn, Germany|
|Length||4 km (2.5 mi)|
|• average||3 to 9 m3/s (110 to 320 cu ft/s) (at its source)|
|Progression||Lippe→ Rhine→ North Sea|
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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