Lippe River

Lippe River
River, western Germany.

Rising on the western edge of the Teutoburg Forest, it follows a westerly course of 155 mi (250 km) and enters the Rhine River near Wesel. Once used for the transport of coal, timber, and agricultural produce, it now supplies water to the Ruhr region canal system.

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      river, a right-bank tributary of the Rhine, that flows through North Rhine-Westphalia (North Rhine–Westphalia) Land (state) in Germany. Rising near Bad Lippspringe on the western edge of the Teutoburger Wald, the Lippe follows a westerly course of 155 miles (250 km) and flows into the Rhine near Wesel. The river lies along the northern border of the Ruhr industrial region. By the aid of locks it is navigable downstream from Lippstadt for boats and barges drawing less than 4 ft (1.2 m). The Lippe was once used for the transport of coal, timber, and agricultural produce to and from Westphalia, but, in the first half of the 20th century, it was replaced by canals that follow its course from Hamm to the Rhine. The Lippe supplies water to the canal system of the Ruhr region.

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