- Lippe River
Infobox River | river_name = Lippe
caption = The Lippe in
origin = Eastern
length = 255 km
elevation = ±140 m
watershed = 4,882 km²
The Lippe (IPA2|ˈlɪpə) is a river in
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is a right tributary of the Rhineand 255 km (158 miles) in length.
The source is located at the edge of the
Teutoburg Forestin Bad Lippspringeclose to the city of Paderborn. It runs westward through Paderborn, Lippstadtand then along the northern edge of the Ruhr area, crossing the city of Hammand the towns Lünen, Halternand Dorsten. The river finally enters the Rhine at Wesel.
Due to industrial effluents and straightenings of the river's course the Lippe was in an ecological disastrous condition. Currently there are measures to revive the river fauna.
Wesel, Dorsten, Marl, Lünenand Haltern
* [http://www.livius.org/a/germany/lippe/lupia.html Lippe] Roman settlements along the Lippe.
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