Lys (Dora Baltea)

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Torrente Lys.JPG
The torrente Lys at Gressoney-Saint-Jean, Val de Gressoney (valley), Valle d'Aosta (region), Italy
Country Italy
Physical characteristics
Main source Monte Rosa
2,500 m (8,200 ft)
River mouth Dora Baltea
Length 40 km (25 mi)

The Lys is a small 40 kilometres (25 mi) river (classified as a torrente) which flows from the Lys Glacier on the south side of the Monte Rosa massif, at the foot of Vincent Pyramid, elevation 4,215 metres (13,829 ft), and runs through the Val de Gressoney, flanked by a road, before converging with the Dora Baltea as a right tributary at Pont-Saint-Martin.

Its left-side tributaries are Avant-Cir, Glassit, Loo, Mos, Niel, Pacoulla, and Tourrison. From the right it receives: Rû de Nantay, Stolen and Valbona.

Coordinates: 45°53′00″N 7°48′40″E / 45.88333°N 7.81111°E / 45.88333; 7.81111