Merta in Vernířovice
CountryCzech Republic
Physical characteristics
 • coordinates50°4′2.5″N 17°10′11″E / 50.067361°N 17.16972°E / 50.067361; 17.16972
 • elevation1,240 m (4,070 ft)
 • coordinates
50°0′12.4″N 17°1′30.2″E / 50.003444°N 17.025056°E / 50.003444; 17.025056Coordinates: 50°0′12.4″N 17°1′30.2″E / 50.003444°N 17.025056°E / 50.003444; 17.025056
 • elevation
360 m (1,180 ft)
Length16.6 km (10.3 mi)
Basin size74.5 km2 (28.8 sq mi)
 • average1.2 m3/s (42 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionDesnáMoravaDanubeBlack Sea

Merta[1] (German: Merta Bach) is a creek in Šumperk District, Moravia, left right tributary of the Desná. Its length is 16,6 km and its drainage basin covers 74.5 km2. The mean annual discharge at its mouth is 1,20 /s.

The Merta originates from southeast slope of Vřesník peak in High Ash Mountains, 1200 meters above sea level.

Upper reaches have a character of mountain torrent flowing through steep meadows. Dead trees are in watercourse and banks keep its natural character.

Then The Merta goes through villages of Vernířovice, Sobotín and Petrov nad Desnou, where the creek is partially canalized. The Merta feeds two nameless pounds in Petrov nad Desnou, bigger has 0.5 ha, smaller one 0.3 ha.

The creek mouths into Desná in northern part of Rapotín.


  1. ^ Štefáček, Stanislav (2008). Encyklopedie vodních toků Čech, Moravy a Slezska. Příbram: Baset. p. 256. ISBN 978-80-7340-105-4.