|Main source||In Treignat
490 m (1,610 ft)
202 m (663 ft)
|Progression||Creuse→ Vienne→ Loire→ Atlantic Ocean|
|Basin size||850 km2 (330 sq mi)|
|Length||95.2 km (59.2 mi)|
The Petite Creuse (French: la Petite Creuse, the small Creuse) is a 95.2 km (59.2 mi) long river in Allier and Creuse départements, in central France. Its source is at Treignat, 2.5 km (1.6 mi) southeast of the village. It is a left tributary of the Creuse River into which it flows at Fresselines. The river is dammed at several locations creating valley lakes that are extensively used for recreation such as fishing, boating and swimming. The dams are used to generate electricity and to provide water treatment plants providing drinking water to local communities.
Départements and communes along its course
This list ist ordered from source to mouth:
- Allier: Treignat
- Creuse: Soumans, Lavaufranche, Leyrat, Saint-Silvain-Bas-le-Roc, Boussac-Bourg, Boussac, Malleret-Boussac, Clugnat, Bétête, Saint-Dizier-les-Domaines, Genouillac, Moutier-Malcard, Bonnat, Malval, Linard, Chéniers, Lourdoueix-Saint-Pierre, Chambon-Sainte-Croix, Nouzerolles, Fresselines
- This article is based on the equivalent article from the French Wikipedia, consulted on January 24, 2009.
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