Wohra (in the upper reaches)
|Water code||EN : 418|
|location||Werra-Meissner district , Hesse , Germany|
|Drain over||Werra → Weser → North Sea|
|Headwaters||in the Kaufunger Wald near Rommerode
|muzzle||north of Eschwege- Niederhone
in the Werra
|Height difference||approx. 283.5 m|
|Bottom slope||approx. 7.8 ‰|
|Catchment area||451.703 km²|
| Discharge at the Bischhausen
A Eo gauge : 149 km².
Location: 13.5 km above the mouth
|174 l / s
398 l / s
1.52 m³ / s
10.2 l / (s km²)
21 m³ / s
63 m³ / s
| Discharge (extrapolated)
A Eo : 385.56 km²
Location: 9.6 km above the mouth
|1.177 m³ / s
3.678 m³ / s
9.5 l / (s km²)
| Discharge at the Niddawitzhausen
A Eo gauge : 430 km²
Location: 5 km above the mouth
|540 l / s
1.15 m³ / s
3.51 m³ / s
8.2 l / (s km²)
39.3 m³ / s
121 m³ / s
| Discharge (extrapolated)
A Eo : 451.7 km²
at the mouth
|1.327 m³ / s
4.147 m³ / s
9.2 l / (s km²)
The weir is being built in the southeast of the Kaufunger Forest around 2 km east-southeast of the Hirschberg ( ) at the northern foot of the Exberg ( ). Here it flows northeast of the village of Rommerode , a southern district of Großalmerode , high-altitude Exbergsee .
Initially, as Wohra, it moves south to Walburg , an eastern district of Hessisch Lichtenau , which is west of the Hoher Meissner ( ). After flowing through the village, the stream, now called weirs, runs southeast and is spanned southwest of the mountain range by the 530 m long Wehretalbrücke of the federal motorway 44 and accompanied by the federal road 7 times on the left and sometimes on the right. Then the weir flows - in the river section between Küchen (district of Hessisch Lichtenau), Hasselbach and Harmuthsachsen (both districts of Waldkappel) - along the B 7 through the southeast part of the geo-nature park Frau-Holle-Land (Werra Valley, Meissner, Kaufunger Forest) . It then runs through the Waldkappel core town and then eastwards along the Waldkappel – Wehretal section of the Kanonenbahn and through the Waldkappel district of Bischhausen .
At Oetmannshausen , a part of the municipality of Wehretal , it flows into the Sontra from the south , by far its most important tributary; here the weir bends to the north, now with the Bebra – Göttingen railway line and federal road 27 next to it. Then it passes the village of Reichensachsen on the eastern bank and the villages of Niddawitzhausen and Eltmannshausen von Eschwege on the western bank. After the Alte Wehre has turned right, it runs like this through the Niederhone district of Eschweg .
After the northern end of the village, it crosses under the federal highway 249 and soon flows into the Weser source river Werra at a height of around ; opposite its mouth to the north is Jestädt , a western part of Meinhard .
Catchment area and tributaries
The tributaries of the weirs, the catchment area of which is 451.703 km², include with orographic allocation (l = left-hand side, r = right-hand side), water length , mouth location with weirs, river kilometers and - if known - catchment area (viewed downstream) /:
- Stedtebach (r; 3.0 km), in Walburg (near km 31), 4.766 km²
- Velmede (l; 4.1 km), below Walburg (near km 30.25), 6.131 km²
- Hollsteine (r; 3.6 km), between Walburg and Küchen (at km 27.75), 5.748 km²
- Steinbach (l; 7.5 km), in Küchen (near km 26), 11.426 km²
- In the hollow (r; 4.5 km), between Hasselbach and Harmuthsachsen (near km 23.05), 7.451 km²
- Schemmerbach (r; 10.9 km), in Waldkappel (near km 18.6), 42.751 km²
- Rodebach (l; 6 km), between Waldkappel and Bischhausen (near km 17.25), 10.4 km²
- Dasbach (l; 2.1 km), above Bischhausen (near km 14.25)
- Hosbach (r; 10.8 km), in Bischhausen (near km 13.1), 20.516 km²
- Sontra (r; 21.3 km), near Oetmannshausen (near km 9.55), 229.993 km²
- Leimbach (r; 3.6 km), in Reichensachsen (near km 6.9), 10.787 km²
- Vierbach (l; 12.4 km), in Reichensachsen (near km 6.75), 21.22 km²
- Geidelbach (r; 3.5 km), below Reichensachsen (near km 5.85), 5.314 km²
- Schweinsbach (l; 6.3 km), in Eltmannshausen (near km 3), 12.275 km²
- Map services of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation ( information )
- Water map service of the Hessian Ministry for the Environment, Climate Protection, Agriculture and Consumer Protection ( information )
- Deutsches Gewässerkundliches Jahrbuch Weser-Ems 2012. Lower Saxony State Agency for Water Management, Coastal Protection and Nature Conservation, p. 121, accessed on October 4, 2017 (PDF, German, 6523 kB).
- up to and including the Sontra estuary
- The MNQ values cover the 20-year period 1979/1998.
- Deutsches Gewässerkundliches Jahrbuch Weser-Ems 2012. Lower Saxony State Office for Water Management, Coastal and Nature Conservation, p. 122, accessed on October 4, 2017 (PDF, German, 6523 kB).