Wetter (river)

The Wetter is a 69-kilometre-long (43 mi) river in the state of Hesse, Germany. It is a right tributary to the Nidda which itself is a right tributary of the Main.

Wetter
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Wetter river at Lich
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Location
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationVogelsberg
Mouth 
 • location
Nidda
 • coordinates
50°17′52″N 8°48′42″E / 50.29778°N 8.81167°E / 50.29778; 8.81167Coordinates: 50°17′52″N 8°48′42″E / 50.29778°N 8.81167°E / 50.29778; 8.81167
Length68.8 km (42.8 mi) [1]
Basin size517 km2 (200 sq mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionNiddaMainRhineNorth Sea
Tributaries 
 • rightÄschersbach, Usa

After leaving the Vogelsberg mountain range the river flows through the Wetterau, a fertile landscape just north of Frankfurt, which is named after the river. The principal towns along the river are Laubach, Lich, Bad Nauheim and Friedberg. The Wetter receives its largest tributary, the Usa, at Friedberg just before it finally joins the Nidda at Niddatal-Assenheim.

TributariesEdit

The following rivers are tributaries to the river Wetter (from source to mouth):

  • Left: Heegbrückerbach
  • Right: Hirtenbach, Laubach, Lauter, Äschersbach, Albach, Usa, Straßbach

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Wetter (Fluss) at Wikimedia Commons