Thyra (river)

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Thyra
Berga Thyrabrucke Hinter den Ellern.jpg
The Thyra in Berga
Location
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Mansfeld-Südharz
Physical characteristics
Source 
  locationin Stolberg
  coordinates 51°34′22″N10°57′17″E / 51.57278°N 10.95472°E / 51.57278; 10.95472
  elevation410 m (1,350 ft)
Mouth  
  location
in the Helme
  coordinates
51°26′29″N11°00′54″E / 51.44139°N 11.015°E / 51.44139; 11.015 Coordinates: 51°26′29″N11°00′54″E / 51.44139°N 11.015°E / 51.44139; 11.015
  elevation
152 m above NN
Length20 km (12 mi)
Discharge 
  locationat Stolberg gauge
  average0.418 m3/s (14.8 cu ft/s) [1]
  minimumRecord low: 0.008 m3/s (0.28 cu ft/s) [1] (in 2003)
Average low: 0.044 m3/s (1.6 cu ft/s) [1]
  maximumAverage high: 5.19 m3/s (183 cu ft/s) [1]
Record high: 19.6 m3/s (690 cu ft/s) [1] (in 1955)
Basin features
Progression HelmeUnstrutSaaleElbeNorth Sea
LandmarksVillages: Südharz, Berga
Bridges Thyra Viaduct
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The Thyra is a 20-kilometre-long (12 mi) river of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, in the district of Mansfeld-Südharz in the Harz Mountains.

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Course

The Thyra begins its course in the old quarter of Stolberg in the Harz Mountains at the confluence of three mountain streams - the Große Wilde, Kleine Wilde and Lude [2] - and then flows through Stolberg, where several streams join it, before heading south through a steep valley to Rottleberode. Here the Thyra valley becomes very wide, but near Uftrungen it narrows again. South of Uftrungen the Thyra leaves the Harz and enters the Goldene Aue, crossing Bösenrode  [ de ] and Berga, before this little river enters the Helme.

Influence

Several things are named after the Thyra, for example the Thyra thermal baths (Thyratherme) in Stolberg or the railway line known as the Thyraliesel.

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Pegel: Stolberg at: hochwasservorhersage.sachsen-anhalt.de
  2. Harzlive - Thyra