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Pasłęka near Braniewo
Country Poland
Source Olsztyn Lake Area
 - location near Olsztynek, Olsztyn Lake Area, Poland
 - elevation 156.6 m (514 ft)
Mouth Vistula Lagoon (Baltic Sea)
 - location by the Ujście settlement near Nowa Pasłęka, Poland
 - coordinates
Length 210 km (130 mi)
Basin 2,295 km2 (886 sq mi)
Discharge mouth
 - average 15.7 m3/s (554 cu ft/s)
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The Pasłęka (Ger. Passarge) is a long river in Poland that debouches into the Baltic Sea on the Vistula Lagoon near Braniewo. It flows through the lake areas of Olsztyn and Mrągowo, and through Gdańsk Coastal Area.

The reported length of the river varies, depending on sources, from[1] 169 to 211 kilometres (105 to 131 mi).[2]

The river springs nearby Olsztynek, between Stawiguda and Gryźliny, at 156.6 meters (514 ft) AMSL;[2] though some sources place it in the Pasłęk reservoir, which lies at 153 m (502 ft) AMSL.[2]

The river flows through the town of Braniewo (until 1945 the German town of Braunsberg).

The drainage area of Pasłęka spreads over 2,330 square kilometres (900 sq mi).[2]

Pasłęka's average mouth discharge equals 15.7 m3/s (550 cu ft/s).

The whole length of the river is covered by River Pasłęka Beaver Refugium nature reserve.

Pasłęka is one of Warmia's two main rivers, accompanied by Łyna.

Pasłęka divides two historical lands: Warmia and Upper Prussia, consequently for centuries bordering the state of Prussia and Polish Warmia.[2]

In the 2007 water quality survey conducted on Pasłęka 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) from its mouth, its water was classified as the 4th class.[3]

The name 'Pasłęka' was officially introduced in 1949, replacing the former German name Passarge.[4]


  • Infrastructure 1
  • Tributaries 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


Pasłęka is sailable between its mouth in Nowa Pasłęka and the hydro plant in Braniewo. A few hydro plants are built on the river:


Pasłęka crosses the following lakes: Wymój, Sarąg, Łęguty, Isąg.

See also


  1. ^ Darmochwał T., Rumiński M. J., 1996. Warmia Mazury, przewodnik. Agencja TD, Białystok
  2. ^ a b c d e Endler, Zbigniew; Koźlik, Monika; Miałdun, Jerzy (2003). "Krajobraz ekologiczny górnego biegu Pasłęki" (in Polski) 6. pp. 22–23. czasopismo: Aura. 
  3. ^ Delegatura WIOŚ w Elblągu. "Tabela 14. Ocena jakości wód rzek badanych w 2007 roku" (PDF) (in Polish). WIOŚ Olsztyn. Retrieved 2009-11-23. 
  4. ^ Monitor Polski. 17/1949. Page 3, position 225, p. 3.
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