Floßbach (Eckbach)

The Floßbach, called the Landgraben in its upper course where, to distinguish it from other streams with the same name, it is also qualified by being referred to as the Grünstädter or Grünstadter Landgraben, is an 8.1-kilometre-long stream and an orographically left-hand headstream of the Eckbach in the northern part of the Anterior Palatinate in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The stream runs entirely on the territory of the town of Grünstadt and the two villages of Obersülzen und Dirmstein that belong to the collective municipality of Grünstadt-Land.

Floßbach
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Immediately after re-naturalisation:
The Floßbach northeast of Dirmstein
(uppermost of 3 retention basins)
Location
LocationGermany
Rhineland-Palatinate
Anterior Palatinate
Reference no.DE: 239166
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationConfluence: of the Stadtbächen and the Landgraben in the east of Grünstadt
 ⁃ coordinates49°33′52″N 8°10′08″E / 49.5645028°N 8.1688444°E / 49.5645028; 8.1688444Coordinates: 49°33′52″N 8°10′08″E / 49.5645028°N 8.1688444°E / 49.5645028; 8.1688444
 ⁃ elevation164 m above sea level (NHN) At the confluence
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
In Dirmstein from the left into the Eckbach
 ⁃ coordinates
49°33′44″N 8°15′46″E / 49.5623167°N 8.2628361°E / 49.5623167; 8.2628361
 ⁃ elevation
100 m above sea level (NHN)
Length8.1 km [1]
Basin size18.764 km² [1]
Basin features
ProgressionEckbachRhineNorth Sea
Landmarks
Population16,800
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftStream from a hillock near the German Wine Road
 ⁃ rightSausenheimer Graben
WaterbodiesReservoirs: On the lower course are three retention basins for times of heavy precipitation

ReferencesEdit

LiteratureEdit

  • Walter Lampert (1975), 1100 Jahre Grünstadt : Ein Heimatbuch (in German), Grünstadt: Stadtverwaltung Grünstadt

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