The Mossig near Soultz-les-Bains
|Water body code||FR: A28-0200|
|Drainage via||Bruche → Ill → Rhine → North Sea|
|Source||near Schneematt, in the commune of Wangenbourg-Engenthal
|Mouth||near Avolsheim into the Bruche
|Height difference||515 m|
|Bottom slope||16 ‰|
|Catchment area||169.9 km²|
] at the mouth
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). 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.
measured at the hydrological station Soultz-les-Bains
Data calculated from the values of the years 1970-2010
- Mossig at SANDRE (French)
- see weblink: Débits caractéristiques de la Mossig
- Banque Hydro – A2842010 La Mossig à Soultz-les-Bains (menu option: Synthèse)
– Collection of pictures, videos and audio files
- Débits caractéristiques de la Mossig (French; PDF; 17 kB)