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422 m (1,385 ft)
99 m (325 ft)
|Length||42 km (26 mi)|
The Ennepe begins in the Märkischer Kreis southeast of Halver at 422 m above sea level and continues to the Ennepetalsperre (reservoir, 307 m above sea level). The river flows through Ennepetal, Gevelsberg and the western boroughs of Hagen. It flows into the Volme near Hagen Central Station (elevation: 99 m above sea level). The river is partially canalized.
Flora and fauna
In the pre-industrial age mills were built alongside the river; in the 19th and 20th centuries several small iron plants were operated there.