Loue (Isle)

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Loue 03.jpg
Country France
Basin features
Main source Dordogne
River mouth Isle
45°18′19″N 0°58′22″E / 45.30528°N 0.97278°E / 45.30528; 0.97278 (Isle-Loue)Coordinates: 45°18′19″N 0°58′22″E / 45.30528°N 0.97278°E / 45.30528; 0.97278 (Isle-Loue)
Progression IsleDordogneAtlantic Ocean
Basin size 198 km2 (76 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 51 km (32 mi)

The Loue (Occitan: Loa) is a 51 km long river in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region of France. It is a tributary of the Isle, itself a tributary of the Dordogne.[1]

The source of the river is in the commune of Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche in the Massif Central. It runs through the Haute-Vienne department, and empties into the Isle near Coulaures in the Dordogne department. Its main tributaries are the Haute Loue and the Ravillou.



The mean annual discharge, measured at Saint-Médard-d'Excideuil, is 2.91 m3/s. The highest flow was measured during a flash flood on September 22, 1993: 111 m3/s (daily average).[2]