The Arve near Annemasse, Haute-Savoie
|Origin||Col de Montets near Chamonix
|Mouth||Rhône in Geneva
|Basin countries||France, Switzerland|
|Length||102 km (63 mi)|
|Mouth elevation||370 m (1,210 ft)|
|Avg. discharge||75 m3/s (2,600 cu ft/s)|
|Basin area||2,060 km2 (800 sq mi)|
The river Arve (French: L'Arve) flows for approximately 100 km (62 miles) through France, in the département of Haute-Savoie, and (for a few kilometers) in Switzerland. It is a left tributary of the Rhône.
Rising in the Graian Alps, close to the Swiss border, it receives water from the many glaciers of the Chamonix valley (mainly the Mer de Glace) before flowing north-west into the Rhône on the west side of Geneva, where its much higher level of silt brings forth a striking contrast between the two rivers.
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