Ougeotte

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Ougeotte
River
Ougeotte-pont-aux-oies.JPG
The "pont aux oies" (goose bridge) at Montigny-lès-Cherlieu
Country France
Region Franche-Comté
Department Haute-Saône
Source
 - location Ouge
 - coordinates 47°46′38″N 5°41′13″E / 47.7773°N 5.687°E / 47.7773; 5.687
Mouth Saône
 - location Gevigney-et-Mercey
 - coordinates 47°49′00″N 5°58′11″E / 47.8168°N 5.9696°E / 47.8168; 5.9696Coordinates: 47°49′00″N 5°58′11″E / 47.8168°N 5.9696°E / 47.8168; 5.9696
Length 27.3 km (17 mi)
Area 100 km2 (39 sq mi)
Discharge
 - average 1 m3/s (35 cu ft/s)

The Ougeotte is a 27.3 km river in the department of Haute-Saône in the region of Franche-Comté in the eastern France. It is a sub-tributary of the Rhône via the Saône.

Geography[edit]

The Ougeotte rises in Ouge, which gives its name to the river. It flows generally east, receiving the Gailley at Chauvirey-le-Vieil, then the Écrevisses stream on the right of the ancient Agneaucourt mill, then joining the Saône at Gevigney-et-Mercey near Montureux-lès-Baulay.

Nowadays there are no more mills which take power from the Ougeotte, while at the beginning of the 19th century there were many:

In the 1840s, the Ougeotte was populated by burbot, pike, eel and perch. By 1960, it was fished for trout and crayfish.

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