Kahl (river)

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Kahl in Alzenau.
Location Bavaria, Hesse,  Germany
Reference no. DE: 24772
Length 32.4 km [1]
Source near Kleinkahl
50°07′17″N 9°18′59″E / 50.121444°N 9.3163311°E / 50.121444; 9.3163311Coordinates: 50°07′17″N 9°18′59″E / 50.121444°N 9.3163311°E / 50.121444; 9.3163311
Mouth in Kahl into the Main
50°03′59″N 8°59′29″E / 50.066361°N 8.9914512°E / 50.066361; 8.9914512
Basin Rhine
Progression Main → Rhine → North Sea
Catchment 198.35 km² [2]
Discharge Average mid:   1.89 m³/s[3]dep1

The Kahl is a river in the northern Spessart in Bavaria and Hesse, Germany. It is a right tributary of the Main and is 32 km (19,9 mi) long. The name Kahl comes from the Old High German word kaldaha, which means cool and clear. The Kahl rises from two sources left and right of the road in the Spessart hills, near Kleinkahl. This springs producing 50–60 litres per second. The Kahl empties in the river Main in Kahl am Main. The mouth is near the old Kahl Nuclear Power Plant. The largest tributaries are Westerbach, Sommerkahl, Reichenbach and Geiselbach.


Tributaries from source to mouth:


  1. ^ Kartenservices der Bayrischen Landesamtes für Umwelt
  2. ^ Hochwasser Aktionsplan Main
  3. ^ Hochwassernachrichtendienst Bayern