Hiking Highlight (Segment)
"At around 40 kilometers, the Dhünn is the longest tributary of the Wupper. However, the water from the Dhünn only accompanies the Wipper for a short distance, because it flows into the Wupper in Leverkusen. Shortly thereafter, the Wupper flows into the Rhine.The Dhünn is best known as the city river of Leverkusen and for its dam, the Great Dhünn Dam and its upstream dam. The two headwaters of the Dhünn converge in the Great Dhünn Dam before merging into the actual river. The source arms are referred to as Big Dhünn and Small Dhünn according to their different lengths.In the past, many areas of the Dhünn were used for fish farming and hydroelectric power generation. However, as part of comprehensive renaturation measures, a large part of the old weirs were dismantled. In addition, since 2010, the Dhünn has been the first river without weirs and other obstacles that is barrier-free for fish and other water dwellers."
August 2, 2022
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