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The Risle (less common: Rille) is a 144 km (89 mi) long river in Normandy, left tributary of the Seine.

Risle
Risle ponor1.jpg
Ponor of the Risle near La Ferrière-sur-Risle.
Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationNormandy
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Seine
 ⁃ coordinates
49°26′19″N 0°22′21″E / 49.43861°N 0.37250°E / 49.43861; 0.37250 (Seine-Risle)Coordinates: 49°26′19″N 0°22′21″E / 49.43861°N 0.37250°E / 49.43861; 0.37250 (Seine-Risle)
Length145 km (90 mi)
Basin size2,310 km2 (890 sq mi)
Discharge 
 ⁃ average14 m3/s (490 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionSeineEnglish Channel

The river begins in the Orne department west of L'Aigle, crosses the western part of the department of Eure flowing from south to north and out into the estuary of the Seine on the left bank near Berville-sur-Mer. Its upper valley is part of the Pays d'Ouche, its lower valley separates the regions of the Lieuvin and Roumois.

The Risle is regarded as a coastal river. Fishing is common downstream at Pont-Audemer.

On July 30, 2012 the Risle vanished in a ponor between La Ferrière-sur-Risle and La Houssaye. It runs underground for 8 kilometres.[1]

Its only major tributary is the Charentonne. The Risle flows through the following departments and communes:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eure : la Risle disparaît en partie". Paris-Normandie. 2012-07-30. Archived from the original on August 6, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2012.