The Zorge in Nordhausen
|Location||Lower Saxony and Thuringia, Germany|
|Main source||Start: confluence of the Wolfsbach and Sprakelbach in Zorge
|River mouth||northeast of Heringen into the Helme|
Confluence of the Sprakelbach (left) and the Wolfsbach (right) to form the Zorge
The Zorge is a tributary of the River Helme in central Germany. It is about 40 km long and flows from the state of Lower Saxony into Thuringia. In many sources the name Zorge is translated as "wild river".
The river starts in the village of the same name in the Harz Mountains at the confluence of the Wolfsbach and Sprakelsbach streams which meet in the middle of the upper part of the village at around 350 metres. It then flows in a southerly direction through Zorge and Ellrich to Nordhausen. The Zorge discharges into the Helme northeast of Heringen.
The headstreams of the Zorge, like other streams such as the Wieda drain one of the rainiest regions of the Harz. The quantities of water it carries to the Helme are one of the reasons for the construction of the Kelbra Reservoir on the Helme.
- Wolfsbach (left headstream)
- Sparakelbach (right headstream)
- Steigerwasser (right)
- Elsbach (left)
- Dörenbach (right)
- Illigesbach (right)
- Rosenbach (left)
- Sülze (left)
- Wieda (right)
- Bere (left)
- Kappelbach (left)
- Orbach (left)
- Gumpebach (left)
- Roßmannsbach (left)
- Leimbach (left)
- Krummbach (left)
- Die Zorge at www.harzlife.de. Accessed on 5 Dec 2010.
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