Eder (āˈdər) [key], river, c.110 mi (180 km) long, rising near Siegen, central Germany, and flowing E to the Fulda River. The Eder dam, at Hemfurth, impounds one of the largest reservoirs in Germany; it has a hydroelectric power plant. The reservoir supplies water to the Ems-Weser Canal.

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