Loue

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Loue
0 Ouhans - Source de la Loue (2).JPG
The source of the Loue, showing karst formations.
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Course of the Loue interactive map.
Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationJura mountains
 ⁃ coordinates47°0′39″N 6°17′57″E / 47.01083°N 6.29917°E / 47.01083; 6.29917 (source Loue)
 ⁃ elevation528 m (1,732 ft)
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Doubs
 ⁃ coordinates
47°0′47″N 5°26′55″E / 47.01306°N 5.44861°E / 47.01306; 5.44861 (Doubs-Loue)Coordinates: 47°0′47″N 5°26′55″E / 47.01306°N 5.44861°E / 47.01306; 5.44861 (Doubs-Loue)
Length122 km (76 mi)
Basin size1,760 km2 (680 sq mi)
Discharge 
 ⁃ average59 m3/s (2,100 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionDoubsSaôneRhôneMediterranean Sea

The Loue is a river of eastern France, a left tributary of the Doubs, which it joins downstream of Dole. Its source is a karst spring in the Jura mountains near Ouhans, which at least partly receives its water from the Doubs. This connection with the Doubs was only discovered in 1901 when a spillage from the Pernod factory into the Doubs was transmitted into the Loue .[1]

The Loue flows through the following departments and towns:

References[edit]

  1. ^ April McMahon (1994). Understanding language change. Cambridge University Press. p. 133. ISBN 0-521-44665-1.