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Mulde

 

a river in the German Democratic Republic, a left tributary of the Elbe. Formed by the confluence of the Zwickauer Mulde and Freiberger Mulde rivers. Length from the source of the Zwickauer Mulde, 252 km; basin area, 7,200 sq km (part of the Mulde basin is in Czechoslovakia). The Mulde rises in the Erzgebirge and flows primarily over a hilly plain. It has abundant water in the winter and spring. The mean flow rate at the mouth is 67 cu m per sec. The Muldenberg Reservoir, with a capacity of approximately 6 million cu m, is on the Zwickauer Mulde. A hydroelectric power plant is located on the river, which is used for floating logs. The cities of Eilenburg and Dessau are on the Mulde.

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He was then sent to Olag 1V-C, better known as Colditz, an apparently impenetrable gothic castle built on a hill spur high above the Mulde river between Dresden and Leipzig.
In the Saxony-Anhalt city of Bitterfeld, an attempt to blow open a levee to lower waters threatening the city along the Mulde river was unsuccessful.
But despite its position on a rocky outcrop above the Mulde River there were a number of famous escapes from the high-security camp.
In Bitterfeld, emergency helpers and soldiers worked to fix breaks in the bank of the Mulde river after 16,000 inhabitants were evacuated.
In the eastern German town of Bitterfeld, hundreds of emergency workers and soldiers were working feverishly to shore up the banks of the Mulde River.
The rain-swollen Mulde river, which flows into the Elbe, sent water spilling towards Bitterfeld.
The 500 yards of embankment that had been softened by the rising waters of the Mulde river gave way as floods continued to cause havoc across Europe.
About 70 miles north a dyke broke on the rain-swollen Mulde river, sending water spilling toward Bitterfeld, a notoriously polluted industrial site.
Under sunny summer skies yesterday, thousands of emergency workers, soldiers and volunteers still worked non-stop to pile tons of sandbags on to sodden dikes along Germany's Elbe and Mulde rivers to protect towns along the way.