Scie (river)

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The Scie (French pronunciation: ​[si]) is a river that flows from the plateau of the southern Pays de Caux in the Seine-Maritime département of Normandy into the English Channel. It is 38 km (24 mi) long.[1]

Scie
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The Scie at Dénestanville, looking upstream.
Native nameLa Scie  (French)
Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationPays de Caux
 • elevation140 m (460 ft)
Mouth 
 • location
English Channel
 • coordinates
49°55′5″N 1°1′54″E / 49.91806°N 1.03167°E / 49.91806; 1.03167Coordinates: 49°55′5″N 1°1′54″E / 49.91806°N 1.03167°E / 49.91806; 1.03167
Length38 km (24 mi)
Basin size217 km2 (84 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average1.8 m3/s (64 cu ft/s)

The river rises at Saint-Victor-l'Abbaye and passes through Auffay, Saint-Maclou-de-Folleville, Longueville-sur-Scie, Anneville-sur-Scie, Heugleville-sur-Scie, Saint-Aubin-sur-Scie and finally Hautot-sur-Mer.

EconomyEdit

In the past, the river was host to 43 watermills that powered machinery to process wheat, cotton, tannin and flax for linen.[2][3] Two mills still exist today, at Saint-Maclou-de-Folleville (the moulin of Arbalète) and at Auffay.[3] Today, the activities of the valley includes the production of apples and cider.

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NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - La Scie (G3100600)".
  2. ^ Albert Hennetier, Aux sources normandes: Promenade au fil des rivières en Seine-Maritime, p. 150.
  3. ^ a b Les moulins de la Scie Archived 2006-02-07 at the Wayback Machine sur le site de l'Association régionale des amis des moulins de Haute-Normandie. Consulté le 11 juin 2008.

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