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Kartenabschnitt von Mündung Kamenice bis Historische Wasserleitung, Dresden

Kamenice River Estuary

N 50.874269, E 14.236146

The Kamenice River (Kamnitz) is a tributary on the right side of the Elbe River that is 35.6 kilometres long. Its source is located in the Lusatian Mountains on the south-west

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1981 Flood Level Mark, Dresden
Foto: M. Grafe

Schöna Water Level Gauge

N 50.875315, E 14.234703

The first water level gauge after the Czech border is located in Schöna, and this is a combination of vertical, angled, and stepped levels. The highest water level marked here is

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Flood Level Mark in Königstein

N 50.918381, E 14.072711

On 16 August 2002, this was the highest flooding level measured since 1845: 11.85 meters. The average level of the Elbe flooding measures 2.20 meters in Königstein.

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Flood Level Mark in the City of Wehlen

N 50.957134, E 14.033084

The city of Wehlen is often affected by flooding due to a lack of flood protection. The numerous flood marks on the city hall are evidence of this.

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Gottleuba River Estuary

N 50.963174, E 13.920622

The Gottleuba River is a tributary on the left side of the Elbe River. It has two sources, which both originate in the Bohemian portion of the Eastern Ore Mountains to the south of

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Wesenitz River Estuary

N 50.963867, E 13.894218

The Wesenitz River is an 83 kilometre-long tributary on the right side of the Elbe River. It originates in the Lusatian Mountains at 515 meters and joins the Elbe in Pirna in the

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Historical Waterline, Dresden
Foto: M. Grafe

Pirna Reservoir (not built)

N 50.974157, E 13.905430

In order to make the Elbe available to shipping throughout the year, a reservoir needed to be built in Pirna on the right side of the Elbe. The reservoir needed to cover a surface

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Pillnitz Island

N 51.004851, E 13.870368

Pillnitz Island is one of two islands along the course of the river in the Free State of Saxony. It is close to one kilometre long, 200 meters wide, and it is a protected natural

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Historical Waterworks at Saloppe, Dresden
Foto: M. Grafe

Flood Level Mark in Pillnitz

N 51.008283, E 13.869401

The flood level marks are located at the "Water Palace" of Pillnitz Castle. They are engraved and indicate the flood level markings from the past centuries. The highest flood level

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Historical Water Level Gauge at Pillnitz

N 51.008143, E 13.869284

The open staircase on the Elbe at the "Water Palace" is the location of a reconstruction of a historical level. This level was used for shipping from 1845 to 1990.

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Flood Level Mark in Pillnitz
Foto: M. Grafe

Flood Water Level Marks at the Kleinzschachwitz Ferry House

N 51.009401, E 13.861725

This ferry house is often affected by flooding of the Elbe due to its location on the Elbe. Numerous flood water levels on the corner of the building indicate this.

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Sailor's Chapel at "Maria am Wasser" in Dresden

N 51.014802, E 13.856710

For over 600 years, this chapel has been located on the bank of the Elbe at the foot of the slopes next to the Elbe in Dresden, in the immediate vicinity of Castle Pillnitz. It was

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Kamenice River Estuary
Foto: Sächsisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Geologie

Lockwitzbach River Estuary

N 51.016890, E 13.847473

The Lockwitzbach River is a low mountain range stream that originates in Oberfrauendorf at 570 meters. It joins the Elbe River in the Dresden neighbourhoods of Laubegast and

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Hosterwitz Waterworks in Dresden

N 51.022667, E 13.850069

The Hosterwitz Waterworks were built in 1908 after both the Saloppe and Tolkewitz Waterworks in Dresden were commissioned. Water from the Elbe is used to produce drinking water

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Historical Waterworks at Saloppe, Dresden

N 51.064885, E 13.788107

The Saloppe Waterworks were commissioned to provide drinking water to Dresden in 1875. The water is acquired from bank filtrate of the Elbe. Today, it is used as a process water

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Flood Water Level Marks at the Kleinzschachwitz Ferry House
Foto: M. Grafe

Sculptures at Bridge Carolabrücke, Dresden

N 51.051852, E 13.747437

The old-city approach to Bridge Carolabrücke features two sandstone equestrian sculptures: "Elbe in Ruhe" (Nereid riding on calm water) and "Elbe in Bewegung" (Triton swings his

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Flood mark 2002

N 51.052158, E 13.745502

Sculptures at Bridge Carolabrücke, Dresden
Foto: M. Grafe

Historical Waterline, Dresden

N 51.052323, E 13.745416

From 1841 to 1863, the first waterline in Dresden was carved in sandstone. Several segments of this 67 kilometre-long sandstone waterline were found during work on the gas turbine

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1981 Flood Level Mark, Dresden

N 51.053432, E 13.741866

These flood level marks are located at the Brühl Terrace and refer to 15 March and 23 July 1981. The severe precipitation in Bohemia caused the Elbe to rise to 6.83 meters on 23

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