Dürreych experimental catchment

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Location of the catchment in the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Catchment and source areas of different runoff components
Meteorological station Duerreych catchment at clear cut site
V notch gauging station
Ultrasonic gauging station
Gauging station Duerreich, flood event February 1997
Typical soil profile of a Podzol in the Duerreich catchment
Infrastructural damage after a flood event with a return period of 150 years in the Duerreich catchment



SW-Germany, Northern Black Forest

Catchment size

7 km²


humid - temperate 1500 mm/a precipitation 6-7 degree Celsius mean annual temperature


Red Sandstone / Buntsandstein


Mid moutain area, elevation 500 - 1000 m a.s.l.

Vegetation/Land use

Forest (mainly spruce)

Context of investigation

Identification of hydrological processes


  • 1 main gauge (1974-2005)
  • 2 weather stations (until 2005)
  • 4 soil moisture profiles (1996-1998)

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