Floßbach (Isenach)

The Floßbach (also Floßgraben or Floßkanal, formerly Flotzbach or Flotzbachgraben) is a manmade river, a good 16 kilometres long, and an orographically right-hand tributary of the Isenach, in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It was built in the 18th century to enable the timber rafting of firewood.

Floßbach
Stechgrabenfloßbach.JPG
Mouth of the Stechgraben on the Floßbach
(Floßbach from l to r)
Location
LocationGermany
Rhineland-Palatinate
Anterior Palatinate
Reference no.DE: 2391488
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationDiversion: Northeast of Schifferstadt to the left from the Rehbach
 ⁃ coordinates49°24′02″N 8°23′30″E / 49.4006361°N 8.3916778°E / 49.4006361; 8.3916778Coordinates: 49°24′02″N 8°23′30″E / 49.4006361°N 8.3916778°E / 49.4006361; 8.3916778
 ⁃ elevationca. 95 m above sea level (NHN) [1]
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
East of Lambsheim from the right into the Isenach
 ⁃ coordinates
49°30′24″N 8°18′18″E / 49.5066417°N 8.3049972°E / 49.5066417; 8.3049972
 ⁃ elevation
ca. 92 m above sea level (NHN) [1]
Length16.04 km [2]
Basin size169.328 km² [2]
Basin features
ProgressionIsenachRhineNorth Sea
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftSchwabenbach, Stechgraben

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Topographical map, 1:25,000 series
  2. ^ a b Wasserwirtschaftsverwaltung Rheinland-Pfalz

External linksEdit

LiteratureEdit

  • Wolfgang Kunz: Die Trift auf dem „Floßbach“. In: Ders., Henning Cramer, Wolfgang Fluck: Maxdorf. Geschichte und Natur. Knecht-Verlag, Landau, 2014, ISBN 978-3-939427-19-3, S. 147–165.
  • Bernd-Stefan Grewe: Der versperrte Wald. Ressourcenmangel in der bayerischen Pfalz (1814–1870) (= Umwelthistorische Forschungen, Bd. 1). Böhlau Verlag, Cologne/Weimar/Vienna, 2004, ISBN 3-412-10904-5, pp. 292–302 (covers timber rafting in the Palatinate in general; for the Floßbach see p. 293).