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The ENNEPE is a river and a left tributary of the Volme
Volme
in Northern Sauerland
Sauerland
, Germany
Germany
. It gave its name to the town Ennepetal
Ennepetal
and the district Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis
Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis
.

COURSE

The Ennepe
Ennepe
begins in the Märkischer Kreis
Märkischer Kreis
southeast of Halver at 422 m above sea level and continues to the Ennepetalsperre (reservoir, 307 m above sea level). The river flows through Ennepetal
Ennepetal
, Gevelsberg
Gevelsberg
and the western boroughs of Hagen
Hagen
. It flows into the Volme
Volme
near Hagen Central Station (elevation: 99 m above sea level). The river is partially canalized.

FLORA AND FAUNA

The Ennepe
Ennepe
provides habitat for numerous animal and plant types. Among there are fish, the grey heron , neophyte plants and Orange Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis, in Hagen).

USE

In the pre-industrial age mills were built alongside the river; in the 19th and 20th centuries several small iron plants we