Franconian Rezat

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Franconian Rezat
Rezat 2303.jpg
The Franconian Rezat near Windsbach
Location Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Reference no. DE: 242
Length 63.51 km [1]
Source On the Franconian Heights northwest of Oberdachstetten
49°25′39″N 10°23′47″E / 49.42750°N 10.39639°E / 49.42750; 10.39639Coordinates: 49°25′39″N 10°23′47″E / 49.42750°N 10.39639°E / 49.42750; 10.39639
Source height 452 m above sea level (NN) [2]
Confluence with the Swabian Rezat in Georgensgmünd to form the Rednitz
49°11′17″N 11°01′20″E / 49.188194°N 11.02222°E / 49.188194; 11.02222
Mouth height 342 m above sea level (NN)
Descent 110 m
Basin Rhine
Progression Rednitz → Regnitz → Main → Rhine → North Sea
Catchment 453.8 km² [3]
at Ansbach
(26.3 % of the catchment) gauge[4]
Record low:     20 l/s
Average low:    158 l/s
Average mid:   744 l/s
Average high: 19.9 m³/s
Record high:   60.0 m³/s (in 1941)
Windsbach Brücke 2316.jpg
The Markgrafen Bridge at Windsbach
Wassermungena mit St. Andreaskirche an der Rezat.JPG
The Franconian Rezat near Wassermungenau
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The Franconian Rezat near Georgensgmünd

The Franconian Rezat (German: Fränkische Rezat) is a 63,5 km long river in southern Germany. It is the western, left source river of the Rednitz. It rises in the Franconian Heights near Oberdachstetten. It flows generally east through the towns Lehrberg, Ansbach, Windsbach and Spalt. Together with the Swabian Rezat (Schwäbische Rezat), it forms the Rednitz in Georgensgmünd.


  1. ^ Kartenservices der Bayrischen Landesamtes für Umwelt
  2. ^ TOP 10 Bayern Nord
  3. ^ Hochwasser-Aktionsplan Main
  4. ^ Bayerischer Hochwassernachrichtendienst (as at: 6 September 2011)