Wattenbach (Inn River)

Wattenbach (Inn River)

Infobox River
river_name = Wattenbach or Wattenerbach

caption =
origin = near Tuxer Alpen
mouth = Inn River near Wattens
basin_countries = Tyrol
length = 17 km
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mouth_elevation =
discharge =
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The "Wattenbach or Wattener brook" has its origin before the Tuxer Alpen and flows from the Lizum almost straight from South to North though the Watten Valley. After 17 kilometres it merges near Wattens with the Inn River.

Water quality

Until the brook reaches Wattens the water has Grade A quality. The small village Wattenberg diverts their wastewater into the sewage works of the village "Fritzens". The water of the Wattenbach is used for Swarovski and Watten paper. Although the water is cleaned through several sewage treatment plants the Inn River suffers from the polluted water. Only the heavy metal pollution could be reduced strongly. Several constructed defence structures have also successfully been avoiding high water.


Nine power plants use the water furthermore intensively and the water also is used by industry facilities. Therefore sometimes very little water runs and the brook is threatened by desiccation.

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