Wieda (river)

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Wieda
WiedaOrtFluss.jpg
The Wieda flowing through its eponymous village
Location Osterode am Harz district, Lower Saxony and Nordhausen district, Thuringia
Source Am Nullpunkt, piece of woodland near Wieda
51°40′44″N 10°37′05″E / 51.6789083°N 10.6179972°E / 51.6789083; 10.6179972Coordinates: 51°40′44″N 10°37′05″E / 51.6789083°N 10.6179972°E / 51.6789083; 10.6179972
Source height ca. 602 m above sea level
Mouth below Woffleben into the Zorge
51°33′06″N 10°44′25″E / 51.551583°N 10.740167°E / 51.551583; 10.740167
Mouth height 206.9 m above sea level
Descent ca. 395.1 m
Basin Elbe
Progression Zorge → Helme → Unstrut → Saale → Elbe → North Sea

The river Wieda in the German state of Lower Saxony has its source above the village of Wieda, flows through the village of Walkenried, the hamlet of Wiedigshof and the village of Gudersleben before discharging in the Harz river, the Zorge near Woffleben. Its channel regularly dries up in the summer months - it sinks into the karst soil and reappears in other places as springs. Its most important tributary is the Uffe.