The Rurstausee is located in the Aachen city region and the Düren am Kermeter district between the Heimbach district of Hasenfeld in the northeast, the Nideggen district of Schmidt and the Simmerath district of Rurberg in the southwest. Locations from which access to the reservoir is possible are Heimbach, Rurberg (Obersee), Schmidt-Eschauel, Schwammenauel and Woffelsbach (sorted alphabetically).
The Rurstausee is about 10.6 kilometers long Rur river  (at about 5 km  as the crow flies between the end of the lake and the dam) when the dam is reached. Then it has about 7.83 km²  total area and 203.2 million m³ of storage space. The reservoir root of the water is - above the Obersee - 24 km  from the Rurtalsperre Schwammenauel.
October 30, 2017
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