Dischmabach

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Dischmabach
Dischma.jpg
Dischmabach in the Dischma valley
Origin Two headwaters come together in Dürrboden
Mouth

Confluence with the Landwasser,

46°48′5″N 9°50′16″E / 46.80139°N 9.83778°E / 46.80139; 9.83778
Progression LandwasserAlbulaHinterrheinRhineNorth Sea
Basin countries Switzerland
Location Graubünden
Length 15 km (9.3 mi)
Source elevation 2,700 m (8,900 ft)
Mouth elevation 1,550 m (5,090 ft)
River system Rhine

The Dischmabach is a river of approximately 15 km long in the river system of Albula. It drains the Dischma valley, its catchment area lies mainly in the area of the Swiss municipality of Davos.

The source Dischmabach has two equal headwaters. The one on the National Map of Switzerland is a creek without a registered name and has its headwaters in the area of the Scaletta Pass (46°41′35.76″N 9°55′30.83″E / 46.6932667°N 9.9252306°E / 46.6932667; 9.9252306 (source of the Dischmabach)Coordinates: 46°41′35.76″N 9°55′30.83″E / 46.6932667°N 9.9252306°E / 46.6932667; 9.9252306 (source of the Dischmabach)). The other headwater is called Furggabach and has its headwaters on Fuorcla Grialetsch at (46°43′3.77″N 9°57′3.02″E / 46.7177139°N 9.9508389°E / 46.7177139; 9.9508389 (source of the Furggabach)). The confluence of the two headwaters is at Dürrboden. Then the Dischmabach flows in a northwesterly direction through the elongated and gently sloping Dischma valley and flows into the Landwasser between Davos Dorf and Davos Platz.

Within the Posterior Rhine system, the sources of Dischmabach are about 72 km from the confluence of the Anterior and Posterior Rhine. Only the headwaters Rein da Medel, Rein da Maighels and Rein da Curnera in the Vorderrhein system are further away from this confluence (about 74–76 km). Thus the Dischmabach is, in terms of length, one of the most important headwaters of the Rhine (see also sources of the Rhine).


This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.