|Main source||Weir splitting Spiegelbach off of Queich, north of Ottersheim
122 m (400 ft)
|River mouth||Confluence with Rhine, southwest of Sondernheim,
100 m (330 ft)
|Progression||Rhine → North Sea|
|Basin size||54.592 km2 (21.078 sq mi)|
|Length||9.2 km (5.7 mi)|
The Spiegelbach is a river in the southern Palatinate. It arises as a diversion of the Queich, which rises in the Palatinate forest, and thus has no separate source. It flows into the Rhine at Sondernheim.
After a devastating flood in 1745, in which the mills on the Altbach and Brühlgraben were flooded, it was decided to create a diversion from the Queich towards Bellheim, in order to provide the newly built mills with a steady supply of water. From the weir on the boundary of the districts Ottersheim and Knittelsheim, the Spiegelbach flows 9.2 kilometres (5.7 mi) before reaching the Old Rhine at Sondernheim.
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