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The '''Rur''' ([[German language|German]]; in [[Dutch language|Dutch]] Roer and [[French language|French]]: '''la Roer''') is a major river that flows through portions of [[Belgium]], [[Germany]] and the [[Netherlands]]. It is a right (eastern) tributary to the [[Meuse]]. About 90 percent of the river's course is in Germany.
It is not to be confused with the rivers [[Ruhr (river)|Ruhr]] and [[Röhr (river)|Röhr]], which are tributaries of the [[Rhine]] in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The Rur is the only real white water river in NorthrhineNorth Rhine-WestfaliaWestphalia. The upper section above the [[Rur Dam|Rur reservoir]] (German: Rurtalsperre Schwammenauel) offers {{convert|20|km|mi}} of white water ranging from [[International Scale of River Difficulty|class]] III(+) to I.
Paddling on the Middle Rur below the Rur Reservoir is dependent on the release of water from the Rur dam and is subject to registration with the German paddlers club DKV. For environmental protection reasons this section of the river may only be paddled between 15 July and 28 February. Despite these restrictions it is frequently visited by individual paddlers and boat rental companies.{{fact|date=May 2017}}
==See also==
*[[Roer (départementdepartment)]] —a départementdepartment named after the river that existed from 1795 until 1815, when Belgium, the Netherlands and parts of Germany were incorporated into France.
*[[Rurtalbahn]] (Rur Valley Railway) — tracks run approximately along the river, from Heimbach to Linnich.