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The Wertach is a river in Bavaria, southern Germany, a left tributary of the Lech. Its total length is 141 km (88 mi).[1] The Wertach originates in the Northern Limestone Alps in Bad Hindelang, east of Sonthofen (district Oberallgäu). It flows north along the towns Wertach, Nesselwang, Marktoberdorf, Kaufbeuren, Schwabmünchen and Bobingen. The Wertach flows into the Lech (itself a tributary of the Danube) in Augsburg.

Wertach
Fluss-Wertach-Augsburg.JPG
Location
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationNorthern Limestone Alps
 ⁃ elevation1,078 m (3,537 ft)
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Lech
 ⁃ coordinates
48°24′16″N 10°53′17″E / 48.40444°N 10.88806°E / 48.40444; 10.88806Coordinates: 48°24′16″N 10°53′17″E / 48.40444°N 10.88806°E / 48.40444; 10.88806
Length141.0 km (87.6 mi) [1]
Basin size1,441 km2 (556 sq mi) [1]
Discharge 
 ⁃ average32 m3/s (1,100 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionLechDanubeBlack Sea

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Nowotny, Peter (2001). An den Ufern der Wertach. Immenstadt 2001, ISBN 3-920269-16-0.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Complete table of the Bavarian Waterbody Register by the Bavarian State Office for the Environment (xls, 10.3 MB)