Beckstedter Bach in winter
|location||Community Colnrade , harpstedt , district Oldenburg , Lower Saxony|
|Drain over||Hunte → Weser → North Sea|
|source||southwest of Harpstedt
|muzzle||north of Colnrade in the Hunte
|Height difference||22 m|
|Bottom slope||4.4 ‰|
The approximately 5 km long stream has its source southwest of the Harpstedt patch . It flows first in a northerly and then in a westerly direction south of Beckstedt , the district of Colnrade that gives the stream its name. The confluence with the Hunte is about 1 km north of Colnrade.
In the winter of 2017/2018, the lower part of the Beckstedter Bach will be renatured by the Colnrade fishing association. The new approximately 70 centimeter deep stream is lengthened by meanders . At the same time, the water flows faster and less sand is deposited because the new section, around 800 meters away, is narrower than before. After the cut into the Hunte , the stream inlet to the oxbow lake is shut down.