Rhume

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Rhume
Rhumequelle.jpg
Origin Lower Saxony
51°35′23″N 10°18′36″E / 51.58972°N 10.31000°E / 51.58972; 10.31000
Mouth Leine
51°43′43″N 9°56′52″E / 51.72861°N 9.94778°E / 51.72861; 9.94778Coordinates: 51°43′43″N 9°56′52″E / 51.72861°N 9.94778°E / 51.72861; 9.94778
Basin countries Germany
Length 48 km (30 mi)
Source elevation 160 m (520 ft)
Basin area 1,200 km2 (460 sq mi)

The Rhume is a 48 km long river in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is a right tributary of the Leine. Its source is a karstic spring in Rhumspringe, south of the Harz mountain range. The water drains with high pressure from the ground of the funnel-shaped well, known for its turquoise colour.

The Rhume then flows in northwesterly direction through the municipalities of Gieboldehausen, Katlenburg-Lindau and Northeim. It finally joins the Leine river west of Northeim.

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