Else (Lenne)

Else is a 12.9 km river in Märkischer Kreis, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is a left tributary of the Lenne. The Else rises about 800m north of Herscheid to an altitude of 414m above sea level. As it flows to the east, the stream reaches the area of the Plettenberg-Hüinghausen airfield and passes the village of Hüinghausen on its southern edge. It then proceeds through Plettenberg, before joining up with the Lenne.[2] There is a height difference of 214m between the source and the mouth, which corresponds to a mean gradient of 16.6%.

StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Physical characteristics
 • location
 • coordinates
51°13′44″N 7°52′08″E / 51.2289°N 7.8689°E / 51.2289; 7.8689Coordinates: 51°13′44″N 7°52′08″E / 51.2289°N 7.8689°E / 51.2289; 7.8689
Length12.9 km (8.0 mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionLenneRuhrRhineNorth Sea

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Hydrographic Directory of the NRW State Office for Nature, the Environment and Consumer Protection (Gewässerverzeichnis des Landesamtes für Natur, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz NRW 2010) (xls; 4.67 MB)
  2. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2018-01-18.