Ruetz (river)

The Ruetz flows from the glacier area of the Stubaital to the Wipptal in north-east direction. Near the famous "Europe bridge", it merges with the Sill River after a route length of appr. 37 km. The river crosses straight the village of Fulpmes providing a nearby power station of the Austrian Railway Services with electricity.

Ruetz
Ruetzbach
Course of the Ruetz river
Location
CountryAustria, Tyrol
Physical characteristics
Source 
  locationStubai Alps
Mouth 
  location
Sill
  coordinates
47.2137°N 11.3900°E / 47.2137; 11.3900
Length36.8 km (22.9 mi) [1]
Basin size320 km2 (120 sq mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionSillInnDanubeBlack Sea

As a typical rapid-river the Ruetz is pretty dangerous and full of rapids. Before several defence structures had been constructed, it was quite feared due to floods. However, the water quality is very good and several communities in the Stubai Valley use the river as drinking water resource.

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