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. 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 .
|• location||Jura mountains|
|• elevation||528 m (1,732 ft)|
|Length||122 km (76 mi)|
|Basin size||1,760 km2 (680 sq mi)|
|• average||59 m3/s (2,100 cu ft/s)|
|Progression||Doubs→ Saône→ Rhône→ Mediterranean Sea|
The Loue flows through the following departments and towns: