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Sahrbach
Winkelbach (upper course), Houverather Bach

Sahrbach zwischen Burgsahr und Kreuzberg

Sahrbach between Burgsahr and Kreuzberg

Data
Water body code DE: 27188
Location Eifel; County Ahrweiler and County Euskirchen; Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany)
River system Rhine
Drainage via Ahr → Rhine → North Sea
Source in the Flamersheim forest near Scheuren
50° 33′ 49″ N, 6° 53′ 45″ E
Source Height approx. 384m abovesealevel[1]
Mouth at Kreuzberg into the AhrCoordinates 50° 30′ 38″ N, 6° 58′ 33″ O
50° 30′ 38″ N, 6° 58′ 33″ O
Mouth height approx. 171m abovesealevel[2]
Height difference approx. 213 m
Bottom slope approx. 14 ‰
Length approx. 15.3 km[3]
Catchment area 46.072 km²[3]
Medium-sized towns Euskirchen
Small towns Bad Münstereifel
Communities Kirchsahr
Das südliche Sahrbachtal

The southern Sahrbach valley

Die Mündung des Sahrbachs in die Ahr (Kreuzberg)

The mouth of the Sahrbach into the Ahr (Kreuzberg)

The Sahrbach is a 15.3 km long, western and orographically left tributary of the Ahr in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography

Course

The Sahrbach rises as an Winkelbach (15.3 km – 13.2 km) in the Flamersheimer Forest. The source is located north of Scheuren on Euskirchen territory at an altitude of about 384 mabove sea level. From here the brook flows eastwards, after a short run it crosses under the state road 113 and leaves Euskirchen there. It then flows south between the Bad Münstereifel districts of Scheuren and Maulbach. As Houverather Bach (13.2 km – 10.0 km) it flows through the nature reserve Houverather Bach and tributaries and passes the district Houverath. From here it flows as Sahrbach through Kirchsahr and the districts Binzenbach and Burgsahr. It continues to flow in an easterly direction and joins the Rhine tributary, the Ahr, in Kreuzberg.

Catchment area and tributaries

On its 15.3 km long course, the brook experiences a difference in altitude of 213 metres, which corresponds to a mean bottom gradient of 13.9 ‰. The 46 km² catchment area is drained via the Ahr and Rhine to the North Sea.

Tributaries of the Sahrbach[3][4]
f1Georeferenzierung Map with all coordinates of the tributaries OSM | WikiMap
Stat.
in km
Name GKZ[Z 1] Location Length
in km
EZG
in km²
Estuary
Coordinates
Mouth height
in mü. NHN
Comments
014,90 N. N. 27188-11 left0 000,5350 0000,9550 36700000
014,40 Hoestsiefen 27188-12 left0 000,7110 0000,4680 Maulbach 35000000 also: Breidenwasser
013,20 Geissenbach 27188-2 right 009,4390 0010,3880 Scheuren 33000000
012,90 Maulbach screening 27188-312 left0 001,0930 0002,3010 Maulbach 32600000
011,40 Hare Creek 27188-32 left0 002,2520 0003,2910 Lanzerath 30900000 in the upper reaches Eichener Siefen
010,40 Limbach[Z 2] 27188-33112 right 001,6070 0001,1360 Limbach 30700000 also: LimbacherBach
010,00 Wormsbach 27188-33192 right 001,3860 0001,2130 29400000
008,40 Brook from Hühnerberg 27188-332 right 000,7310 0000,3470 28600000
008,30 Kirchsahrbach 27188-334 right 000,5280 0000,2400 28500000
007,90 Binzenbach 27188-34 left0 001,0700 0001,0260 Binzenbach 26200000
007,70 Effelsberg stream 27188-4 right 006,5820 0008,8870 Binzenbach 26000000
007,20 Burgsahrbach[Z 3] 27188-912 left0 000,6670 0000,3360 Burgsahr ?00000
007,00 Brook at the old zinc mine 27188-914 right 000,9750 0000,4750 Burgsahr 24300000
005,80 Wingertshardtbach 27188-916 left0 000,7730 0000,4940 23500000
005,60 Cheese Creek 27188-92 right 002,1420 0002,0850 23300000
004,90 Buchenbach 27188-9912 right 001,0040 0000,4780 22500000
004,50 Forest Creek 27188-9914 right 000,3140 0000,1630 22100000
004,20 Häseling Brook 27188-992 left0 002,1070 0001,1410 21800000
003,60 Krählinger Bach 27188-994 left0 001,7450 0001,0140 21100000
003,50 Selbach 27188-9992 right 001,0340 0001,1060 21100000
003,30 Creek at Kotzhardt 27188-9994 right 000,3020 0000,3790 21100000

Notes on the table

  1. Watercourse identification number, in Germany the official flowing water identification number with a separator inserted after the prefix for better readability, which uniformly stands for the receiving watercourse Sahrbach, which is common to all.
  2. Topographical Information Management, Cologne District Government, Department GEObasis NRW (Notes)
  3. Not listed in the map service of the landscape information system of the nature conservation administration of Rhineland-Palatinate (LANIS map) (references).

Free time

The Sahrbach Valley is popular with archers,[5] campers[6] and by hikers.[7] For the latter are, among others, the Sahrbachweg[8] and the Sahrbachtaler Höhenweg[9] are designated for the latter.

Web links

Commons: Sahrbach– Collection of images

Individual references

  1. German base map 1:5000
  2. Map service of the Landscape Information System of the Nature Conservation Administration Rhineland-Palatinate (LANIS map) (Notes)
  3. a b c List of water bodies of the NRW State Agency for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection 2010 (XLS; 4.67 MB)(Notes)
  4. GeoExplorer of the Water Management Administration Rhineland-Palatinate (Notes)
  5. Dinosaur trail in Kirchsahr-Binzenbach (Eifel).bogenlust.de, retrieved on 16 February 2016.
  6. Website of the campsite Sahrtal.Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  7. The hiker’s paradise Sahrbachtal.(No longer available online.) Freundeskreis Sahrbachtal e. V., archived from the original onJanuary 20,2016; retrievedFebruary 16, 2016. Info: The archive link was automatically insertedandnot yet checked. Please check original and archive link according to instructions and then remove this note.@1@2Template:Webachiv/IABot/www.freundeskreis-sahrbachtal.de
  8. Sahrbachweg.AW Wiki, retrieved 16 February 2016.
  9. Sahrbachtaler Höhenweg.AW Wiki, retrieved 16 February 2016.
  10. ELWAS specialist information system, Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature and Consumer Protection NRW (references)