Arques (river)

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Arques drainage basin-fr.svg
Arques drainage basin
Country France
Physical characteristics
Main source Pays de Caux
River mouth The English Channel at Dieppe
49°55′54″N 1°5′9″E / 49.93167°N 1.08583°E / 49.93167; 1.08583 (English Channel-Arques)Coordinates: 49°55′54″N 1°5′9″E / 49.93167°N 1.08583°E / 49.93167; 1.08583 (English Channel-Arques)
Length 6 km (3.7 mi)
  • Average rate:
    10.2 m3/s (360 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 1,050 km2 (410 sq mi)

The river Arques is a watercourse located in the Seine-Maritime département of the Normandy region of north-western France.
Only 6 kilometres in length, the river is formed by the confluence of three rivers at Arques-la-Bataille: the Eaulne, the Béthune and the Varenne which drain the pays de Caux and the pays de Bray. The last part of its course takes it past the industrial zone of Rouxmesnil-Bouteilles and it then forms the waters of the port of Dieppe.

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