Lys (Dora Baltea)

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Torrente Lys.JPG
The torrente Lys at Gressoney-Saint-Jean, Valle d'Aosta, Italy
Origin Monte Rosa
Mouth Dora Baltea
Basin countries Italy
Length 40 km (25 mi)
Source elevation 2,500 m (8,200 ft)

The Lys is a small 40 kilometres (25 mi) river (classified as a torrente) which flows from the Lys glacier on the Monte Rosa massif, at the foot of Vincent Pyramid, elevation 4,215 metres (13,829 ft), and runs through the Lys Valley, 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