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Die Mossig bei Soultz-les-Bains

The Mossig near Soultz-les-Bains

Water body code FR: A28-0200
Location France

  • Grand Est region
    • Département Bas-Rhin
River system Rhine
Drainage via Bruche → Ill → Rhine → North Sea
Source near Schneematt, in the commune of Wangenbourg-Engenthal
48° 36′ 24″ N, 7° 16′ 19″ E
Source Height 678 m
Mouth near Avolsheim into the BrucheCoordinates 48° 33′ 56″ N, 7° 29′ 58″ O
48° 33′ 56″ N, 7° 29′ 58″ O
Mouth height 163 m
Height difference 515 m
Bottom slope 16 ‰
Length 33 km[1]
Catchment area 169.9 km²[2]
] at the mouth
MQ 581 l/s
Avolsheim-Einmündung der Mossig in die Bruche

Avolsheim confluence of the Mossig with the Bruche

The Mossig is a tributary of the Bruche in the Bas-Rhin department of France.



The Mossig rises at an altitude of 620 metres near a settlement called Schneematt, in the commune of Wangenbourg-Engenthal and is 33 km long. On its way, it is flanked by hills and passes the villages of Engenthal-le-Bas, Romanswiller, Wasselonne, Marlenheim, Kirchheim, Odratzheim, Scharrachbergheim-Irmstett, Soultz-les-Bains and Avolsheim. At Avolsheim it flows into the Bruche.


  • Loechelbach(right), 5.4 km
  • Ziegbach(left), 1.3 km
  • Sommereau(left), 9.8 km
  • Sathbach(right), 8.8 km
  • Heiligenbach(left), 5.2 km
  • Flossgraben(left), 2.4 km
  • Bruegel(left), 4.8 km
  • Kohbach(right), 6.0 km
  • Kehlbach(right), 3.6 km


At the mouth of the Mossig into the Bruche, the mean discharge (MQ) is 0.58 m³/s; the catchment area here covers 169.9 km².

At the Soultz-les-Bains gauge, the average annual discharge of the Mossig was calculated over a period of 41 years (1970-2010).[3] At this point, the catchment area of 163 km² corresponds to about 96 % of the river’s full catchment area.

The discharge fluctuates quite strongly in the course of the year. The highest water levels are measured in the months of January – March. The discharge reaches its maximum level of 2.13 m³/s in February. From April on, the discharge decreases and reaches its lowest level in September with 0.66 m³/s, only to increase again from month to month.

The monthly mean discharge (MQ) of the Mossig in m³/s,
measured at the hydrological station Soultz-les-Bains
Data calculated from the values of the years 1970-2010

Individual references

  1. Mossig at SANDRE (French)
  2. a b see weblink: Débits caractéristiques de la Mossig
  3. Banque Hydro – A2842010 La Mossig à Soultz-les-Bains (menu option: Synthèse)

Web links

Commons: Mossig– Collection of pictures, videos and audio files