Spiegelbach

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Spiegelbach
Abzweig Queich -Spiegelbach.JPG
Origin

Weir splitting Spiegelbach off of Queich, north of Ottersheim,

49°12′33.26″N 8°14′13.19″E / 49.2092389°N 8.2369972°E / 49.2092389; 8.2369972Coordinates: 49°12′33.26″N 8°14′13.19″E / 49.2092389°N 8.2369972°E / 49.2092389; 8.2369972
Mouth

Confluence with Rhine, southwest of Sondernheim,

49°11′6.25″N 8°20′43.76″E / 49.1850694°N 8.3454889°E / 49.1850694; 8.3454889
Progression RhineNorth Sea
Basin countries Germany
Location Southern Palatinate
Length 9.2 km (5.7 mi)
Source elevation 122 m (400 ft)
Mouth elevation 100 m (330 ft)
Basin area 54.592 km2 (21.078 sq mi)
River system Rhine

The Spiegelbach is a river in the southern Palatinate. It arises as a diversion of the Queich, which rises in the Palatinate forest, and thus has no separate source. It flows into the Rhine at Sondernheim.

After a devastating flood in 1745, in which the mills on the Altbach and Brühlgraben were flooded, it was decided to create a diversion from the Queich towards Bellheim, in order to provide the newly built mills with a steady supply of water. From the weir on the boundary of the districts Ottersheim and Knittelsheim, the Spiegelbach flows 9.2 km before reaching the Old Rhine at Sondernheim.


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