Reuss River

Reuss River

Infobox_River
river_name = Reuss River


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mouth = Aar at Gebenstorf
basin_countries = Switzerland
length = 158 km
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discharge =
watershed = 3425 km²

The Reuss is a river in Switzerland. With a length of convert|158|km|mi and a drainage basin of convert|3425|km2|sqmi, it is the fourth largest river in Switzerland (after Rhine, Aar and Rhone).

Rising in the Gotthard massif, the Reuss runs from the Urserental and continues through the Schöllenen Gorge and under the legendary Devil's Bridge (Teufelsbrücke) at St. Gotthard Pass.

It runs through Lake Lucerne (German "Vierwaldstättersee") and the city of Lucerne, where a pioneering needle dam (just upstream from the Spreuerbrücke) maintains the water level.

It receives the Kleine Emme from Entlebuch at Emmen and Lorze from Lake Zug at Hünenberg. Near Bremgarten, the river is dammed forming Flachsee.

The Reuss, the Aar, and the Limmat come together near Brugg at the "Watercastle of Europe". After the confluence the river continues as the Aar, which flows into the Rhine, which runs through Germany into the North Sea.

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Bridges

*Schöllenen Gorge
**Teufelsbrücke (Devil's Bridge)
* Lucerne
** Seebrücke
** Kapellbrücke, first built 1333, rebuilt 1993
** Rathaus-Steg
** Reussbrücke
** Spreuerbrücke, built 1408
** Geissmattbrücke
**
** Sankt-Karli-Brücke
**
** Ibachbrücke
* Bremgarten
** Reussbrücke, first built c. 1270, first mentioned 1281, wooden bridge rebuilt 1953-1957

Localities

Places and municipalities at the Reuss river, from source to mouth (incomplete):

* Canton of Uri
** Hospental
** Andermatt
** Göschenen
** Wassen
** Gurtnellen
** Silenen
** Erstfeld
** Attinghausen
** Altdorf
** Seedorf
* "Lake Lucerne"
* Canton of Lucerne
** Lucerne
** Emmen
** Buchrain
** Root
** Gisikon
** Honau
* Border between Aargau and the Canton of Zug
** Dietwil (Aargau)
** Risch-Rotkreuz (Zug)
** Oberrüti (Aargau)
** Sins (Aargau)
** Hünenberg (Zug)
** Mühlau (Aargau)
* Border between Aargau and the Canton of Zurich
** Merenschwand (Aargau)
** Ottenbach (Zurich)
* Aargau
** Aristau
** Jonen
** Rottenschwil
** Unterlunkhofen
** Hermetschwil-Staffeln
** Zufikon
** Bremgarten
** Eggenwil
** Fischbach-Göslikon
** Künten
** Niederwil
** Stetten
** Tägerig
** Mellingen
** Birrhard
** Mülligen
** Birmenstorf
** Windisch
** Brugg
** Gebenstorf

Tributaries

Reuss and its tributaries, with length and catchment area, from mouth to source (incomplete)::"Reuss River" - 158 km - 3,425 km² (at Gebenstorf into Aar)::Mülibach - 8 km² (at Mellingen)::Jonen - 46 km²::Lorze - 390 km² (at Reussspitz, Hünenberg):::Haselbach:::Rigi-Aa - 18.6 km² (at Arth into Lake Zug):::Hüribach - 12.8 km² (into Ägerisee)::Sinserbach - 16 km² (at Sins)::Ron - 22.5 km² (at Gisikon)::Kleine Emme - 58 km - 477 km² (at Emmenbrücke):::Ränggbach:::Rümlig:::Wigger:::Fontannen:::Entlen::::Grosse Entlen - 16 km:::::Eibach:::::Rotbach::::Kleine Entlen:::"Headwaters"::::Wiss Emme::::Waldemme:"Lake Lucerne" - 113.6 km² [Lake's surface area] - 2,238 km² [Catchment area at outflow including lake's surface area] (at Lucerne, outflow Reuss River)::Würzenbach - 7.7 km - 39 km² (at Lucerne)::Sarner Aa/Dreiwässerkanal/Aa/Lauibach - 28 km - 267 km² (at Alpnachstad):::Grosse Schliere - 17 km - 28.8 km² (above Wichelsee):::Grosse Melchaa::Melbach - 18 km² (at Ennetmoos)::Engelberger Aa - 50 km - 230 km² (at Buochs)::Muota - 316 km² (at Brunnen)::Isitalerbach - 60 km² (near Isleten)::Altdorfer Dorfbach:"Reuss River" - 832 km² (at Flüelen/Seedorf into Lake Lucerne)::Schächen - 109 km² (at Attinghausen)::Alpbach - 32 km² (at Erstfeld)::Kärstelenbach - 116 km²::Meienreuss - 71 km²::Göschenenalpreuss - 92 km² (at Göschenen):::Voralpreuss::Unteralpreuss (at Andermatt):::Oberalpreuss (above Andermatt):"Headwaters" at Hospental:::Furkareuss - 12 km:::Witenwasserenreuss::::Muttenreuss:::Tiefenbach:::Sidelenbach::Gotthardreuss

Notes

External links

*commonscat-inline|Reuss River
*Current discharge, waterlevels, temperature:
** [http://www.hydrodaten.admin.ch/e/2087.htm Andermatt (Uri)] (1426 m)
** [http://www.hydrodaten.admin.ch/e/2056.htm Seedorf (Uri)] (437 m)
** [http://www.hydrodaten.admin.ch/e/2152.htm Lucerne-Geissmattbrücke] (431 m)
** [http://www.hydrodaten.admin.ch/e/2110.htm Mühlau (Aargau), Hünenberg (Zug)] (389 m)
** [http://www.hydrodaten.admin.ch/e/2018.htm Mellingen (Aargau)] (344 m)


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