Moder (river)

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Pfaelzerwaldkarte Flussgebiete Moder.png
Map of the Moder's drainage basin
Origin Moderfeld
48°53′44″N 07°18′58″E / 48.89556°N 7.31611°E / 48.89556; 7.31611
Mouth Rhine
48°50′13″N 08°06′12″E / 48.83694°N 8.10333°E / 48.83694; 8.10333Coordinates: 48°50′13″N 08°06′12″E / 48.83694°N 8.10333°E / 48.83694; 8.10333
Basin countries France
Length 93 km (58 mi)
Source elevation 330 m (1,080 ft)
Mouth elevation 115 m (377 ft)
Avg. discharge 16.6 m3/s (590 cu ft/s) at mouth
Basin area 1,720 km2 (660 sq mi)
The Moder at Haguenau

The Moder (French: la Moder, German: die Moder) is a 93-kilometre (58 mi) long river in northeastern France; it begins in Zittersheim and ends at the river Rhine.


The name of the river comes from Matrae—the Gallic river goddess.


Its source of the Moder is near the hamlet Moderfeld, in the commune of Zittersheim. It joins the Rhine near the Iffezheim Lock, in Germany. The four primary tributaries of the Moder are the Zinsel du Nord River, Zorn River, Rothbach Stream, and Soultzbach Stream.

The river passes through the following communes:


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