Salza (Enns)

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The Salza (also Mariazeller Salza) is an eastern tributary of the Enns. It originates on the mountain Traisenberg [de] in Lower Austria and flows South of Mariazell through the Styrian nature preserve Wildalpener Salzatal [de]. After 90 km (56 mi), it flows into the Enns near Großreifling [de; fr] (part of Landl).

Salza
Salza01.jpg
River Salza near Palfau
Location
CountryAustria
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationTraisenberg, Lower Austria
 • elevation449 m (1,473 ft)
Mouth 
 • location
Enns
 • coordinates
47°40′14″N 14°43′39″E / 47.6706°N 14.7275°E / 47.6706; 14.7275Coordinates: 47°40′14″N 14°43′39″E / 47.6706°N 14.7275°E / 47.6706; 14.7275
Length90.3 km (56.1 mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionEnnsDanubeBlack Sea

Below the municipality of Weichselboden [de] (belongs to Mariazell) is the Prescenyklause [de], a weir (stone dam) used for timber rafting in 1848. Today the water of the reservoir is used to power a small electric power plant. Downstream from the reservoir, the Salza is a favorite site for kayakers.

Numerous springs of small tributaries of the Salza have been captured and are used for the Viennese water supply.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Niederösterreich Atlas (Lower Austria)

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Salza at Wikimedia Commons