Coordinates: 46°15′26″N 12°18′37″E / 46.2571°N 12.3103°E / 46.2571; 12.3103
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Physical characteristics
 • coordinates
46°15′26″N 12°18′37″E / 46.2571°N 12.3103°E / 46.2571; 12.3103
Basin features
ProgressionPiaveAdriatic Sea

The Maè is the main watercourse along the val di Zoldo, in Belluno, Italian Eastern Alps. It is a right tributary of the Piave. The valley is also called the Valle del Maè (Mae Valley) along Soffranco and Longarone.[1] The Mae Valley near Forno di Zoldo is the site of the Piave–Boite–Vaiont hydroelectric system.[2][verification needed]


  1. ^ John Harry McDonald Whitaker, Submarine canyons and deep-sea fans: modern and ancient, 1976, p. 303: "These deposits are very common in the Mae Valley. Those that deserve mention for the most spectacular development occur at Soffranco (Plate III, Fig. 1) and Longarone (Plate III, Fig. 2): however, they are also present in the Cimolais ..."
  2. ^ "Actas Y Memorias ... Congreso de Grandes Presas", 1959: "Pontesei dam was built with a view to providing an additional reservoir to the Piave–Boite–Vaiont hydroelectric system in the Mae Valley near Forno di Zoldo, Eastern Alps. The reservoir has a total capacity of 10 ?.5o ooo[clarify] m3, a net capacity of 9 ..."