Schlitz (river)

Bridges over the slot in slot

The slot is a 13.3 km-long, left-sided or southwestern tributary of the Fulda in Fulda district and in the Vogelsberg district, in Hesse, Germany. Along with her longest river source, the old field, it is 43.3 km long.


The slot is formed in Bad Salzschlirf by the confluence of the coming from the west Lauter and the zoom flowing from the south Altefeld to 238.7 m above sea level. NN. From this "river wedding " on it flows northeastward in the Vogelsberg and in each case immediately past Ützhausen, Nieder- Stoll and Bernhausen. The city slot only directly passing it opens at about 218 m above sea level. NN in the Fulda.


Like the other springing in the High Vogelsberg river systems, especially ohms and Nidda, the slot runs together from multiple source arms of approximately equal size. There are, listed from north to south:

  • Brenderwasser ( opens in the volume; 20.3 km, and with volume up and slot the lower reaches 42.7 km )
  • Lauter ( left frontal flow; 27.9 km; slotted underflow 41.1 km )
  • Eisenbach ( opens in the volume; 16.4 km, and with volume up and slot the lower reaches 44.8 km )
  • Old Hazel ( opens in the old field; 18.4 km; old with box and slot the lower reaches 44.2 km )
  • Old field (right- source river; 30.1 km; slotted underflow 43.3 km )

The longest flow path of the slot with around 46 kilometers is about Ellers Bach, Old Hasel, Old Field and slot. The Ellers Bach drained catchment area more than the old hazel above its mouth, however, is his roll-call race with about 5 kilometers comparatively short. After measurement series 1961-1990 of the partial arm leads Old hazel / old box ( 1.523 m³ / s to 88.49 km ² to the confluence, Mq = 17.2 l / s km ²) minimally more water than the more northerly sub-arm Brenderwasser / Lauter / Eisenbach ( 1,499 m³ / s to 100.33 km ² to Brenderwasser estuary, Mq = 14.9 l / s km ²).

Are in the following table, clockwise, and thus once again ordered from north to south, the main rivers listed in the river system of the slot. A comparison of the respective lengths and catchments of tributary and outfall to the confluence of the first makes it clear that the four listed above inflows (highlighted by weaker coloring rows) in approximately equal weight in the river system have as their receiving waters, which also applies to the ( short ) Ellers Bach applies; the nominal outfall at best has the advantage of the continuous name, not the larger hydrological importance. WFD Hesse is following this stated the result Altefeld slot as the nominal main strand of the slit system and listed (strongly colored line). ( For ease of reference and for sorting downriver are in the DGKZ - digits after the prefix 424, the slot hyphens inserted )

From the old box / slot - line is visible (see RTB columns) that the catchment area of ​​Fulda increases due to the inflow of the slot by as much as 38%.