Traisen (river)

The Traisen (German pronunciation: [ˈtʀaɪ̯zn̩] (audio speaker iconlisten), pronunciation in local German dialect [ˈtʀaːzn̩] (audio speaker iconlisten)) is a river in Lower Austria. Its drainage basin is 915 km2 (353 sq mi).[2]

Traisen River
Traisenfluss1.jpg
The Traisen between Traisen and Wilhelmsburg
Location
CountryAustria
StateLower Austria
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationnear St. Aegyd am Neuwalde and Türnitz
Mouth 
 • location
Danube
 • coordinates
48°22′20″N 15°51′51″E / 48.37222°N 15.86417°E / 48.37222; 15.86417Coordinates: 48°22′20″N 15°51′51″E / 48.37222°N 15.86417°E / 48.37222; 15.86417
Length82.6 km (51.3 mi) [1]
Basin size915 km2 (353 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionDanubeBlack Sea
Tributaries 
 • rightGölsen

The Traisen is formed from the rivers Türnitzer Traisen and Unrechttraisen. Its total length, including the Türnitzer Traisen, is 82.6 km (51.3 mi).[1] It is a tributary of the Danube in the Lower Austrian region of Mostviertel. Its two sources begin near St. Aegyd am Neuwalde and Türnitz respectively. After meeting, they flow through the municipalities of Türnitz, Lilienfeld, Traisen, Wilhelmsburg, and St. Pölten, before meeting the Danube at Traismauer. In the course of building the Danube power station Altenwörth [ceb; de; no; sv; uk], the mouth of the Traisen was relocated to Altenwörth [bar; de] in the municipality of Kirchberg am Wagram.

During a period of extremely high water in July 1997, parts of numerous municipalities along the Traisen, as well as the government quarter of the state capital St. Pölten, were greatly flooded.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Niederösterreich Atlas (Lower Austria)
  2. ^ "Flächenverzeichnis der Flussgebiete: Donaugebiet von der Enns bis zur Leitha" (PDF). Beiträge zur Hydrografie Österreichs Heft 62. December 2014. p. 78.

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