Ailette (river)

The Ailette is a 59.5 km (37.0 mi) long river in the Aisne department in eastern France.[1] Its source is at Sainte-Croix. It flows generally west-northwest. It is a left tributary of the Oise into which it flows between Manicamp and Quierzy, 30 km (19 mi) northeast of Compiègne.

Ailette
Center Parcs Lac de l'Ailette - IMG 2728.jpg
Center Parcs, Lac d'Ailette area, Chamouile, Aisne, France
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Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationSainte-Croix
 • coordinates49°29′11″N 03°46′37″E / 49.48639°N 3.77694°E / 49.48639; 3.77694
 • elevation110 m (360 ft)
Mouth 
 • location
Oise
 • coordinates
49°34′40″N 03°09′41″E / 49.57778°N 3.16139°E / 49.57778; 3.16139Coordinates: 49°34′40″N 03°09′41″E / 49.57778°N 3.16139°E / 49.57778; 3.16139
 • elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Length59.5 km (37.0 mi)
Basin size540 km2 (210 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average3 m3/s (110 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionOiseSeineEnglish Channel

On most of its course, it shares its valley with the Canal de l'Oise à l'Aisne.

Communes along its courseEdit

This list is ordered from source to mouth:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - L'Ailette (H02-0400)".

External linksEdit