|Origin||Pizzo del Diavolo, Pizzo Tre Signori|
|Length||74 km (46 mi)|
|Avg. discharge||30 m3/s (1,100 cu ft/s)|
|Basin area||935 km2 (361 sq mi)|
The Brembo springs from the Bergamo Alps at the foot of Pizzo del Diavolo; on reaching Lenna it is united with a second branch which flows from the mountains of Mezzoldo. During its course it is fed by numerous of water courses; those with the greatest flows are the Stabina, from Valtorta, the Parina, the Enna, a torrente of the Val Taleggio which joins the Brembo in the small town of San Giovanni Bianco, the Ambria, a torrente of the Valle Serina and the Dordo, a stream of Isola di Bergamo.
In the course of the centuries the river has seen many floods, often on a disastrous scale as was the case on 18 July 1987 when immense damage was done to the environs of the Val Brembana.
- Isola di Bergamo is a traditional and geographical region which lies between the mountains and the rivers Adda and Brembo. See here
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