Obererft in the Reuschenberger bush
|Water code||DE : 275121|
|location||Neuss , Rhein-Kreis Neuss , North Rhine-Westphalia , Germany|
|Drain over||Rhine → North Sea|
|source||Junction from the Erft at Selikumer Park
|muzzle||after crossing the Neusser Hafen as Erft Canal in the Rhine
|length||8.6 km (to the Rhine)|
The upper floor . called the Erft Canal in the last part , is an 8.6 km long tributary of the Rhine on the left in Neuss . It is an estuary of the Erft , which was artificially created in the 15th century and served to supply the Neuss mills. They made use of a difference in height that the natural estuary of the Erft did not have.
The Napoleon weir barrage was built in Napoleon's times to supply the Neuss canals with water. The Obererft flows north and crosses under the A 57 .
A green corridor belongs to the river. The green woodpecker , nuthatch , bullfinch , goldfinch , kingfisher , owl and bats can be found here . In 2011, a citizens' initiative was able to prevent Schillerstrasse from being extended with a bridge over the Obererft and leading through the green corridor.
A pilgrimage route leads along the Obererft to the St. Cornelius Chapel .
From the level of the town hall, the Obererft flows largely piped to port basin 1 of Neuss harbor , which it flows through as the Erft Canal and then flows into the Rhine.
- Water station map, accessed with TIM-online NRW on February 26, 2012
- The parks introduce themselves - Neuss am Rhein: Arboretum and Selikumer Park ( Memento of the original from April 25, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Biotop-Obererft Neuss: Neusser Biotope in Danger ( Memento of the original from July 23, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- NGZ-online: Biotop Obererft: Protest successful