Modau

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Modau
The Modau running through the town of Ober-Ramstadt.
The Modau running through the town of Ober-Ramstadt.
Origin 49°43′56.7″N 8°46′12.4″E / 49.732417°N 8.770111°E / 49.732417; 8.770111 (Modau source)
Mouth 49°48′50″N 8°27′52″E / 49.81389°N 8.46444°E / 49.81389; 8.46444 (Modau mouth)
Progression RhineNorth Sea
Length 44 km
Source elevation 491 m
Mouth elevation 84 m
Basin area 34.6 km²
River system Rhine

The Modau is a 44 km long right tributary of the Rhine River running through the German state of Hesse. Historically, there have been many watermills on the river and its tributaries, giving rise to the name Mühltal ("Mill Valley"), a district through which the river flows.