The Loue is a river of eastern France, a left tributary of the Doubs, which it joins downstream of Dole. It is 122 km (76 mi) long.[1] Its source is a karst spring in the Jura mountains near Ouhans, which at least partly receives its water from the Doubs. This connection with the Doubs was discovered in 1901 when a spillage from the Pernod factory into the Doubs was transmitted into the Loue .[2]

Loue
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The source of the Loue, showing karst formations
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Course of the Loue interactive map
Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationJura mountains
 • coordinates47°0′39″N 6°17′57″E / 47.01083°N 6.29917°E / 47.01083; 6.29917 (source Loue)
 • elevation528 m (1,732 ft)
Mouth 
 • location
Doubs
 • coordinates
47°0′47″N 5°26′55″E / 47.01306°N 5.44861°E / 47.01306; 5.44861 (Doubs-Loue)Coordinates: 47°0′47″N 5°26′55″E / 47.01306°N 5.44861°E / 47.01306; 5.44861 (Doubs-Loue)
Length122 km (76 mi)
Basin size1,760 km2 (680 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average59 m3/s (2,100 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionDoubsSaôneRhôneMediterranean Sea

The Loue flows through the following departments and towns:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - La Loue (U26-0400)".
  2. ^ April McMahon (1994). Understanding language change. Cambridge University Press. p. 133. ISBN 0-521-44665-1.

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