Scie (river)

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Scie
Native name La Scie
Country France
Basin
Main source Pays de Caux
140 m (460 ft)
River mouth English Channel
49°55′5″N 1°1′54″E / 49.91806°N 1.03167°E / 49.91806; 1.03167Coordinates: 49°55′5″N 1°1′54″E / 49.91806°N 1.03167°E / 49.91806; 1.03167
Basin size 217 km2 (84 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 37 km (23 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    1.8 m3/s (64 cu ft/s)

The Scie (French pronunciation: ​[si]) is a river that flows from the plateau of the southern Pays de Caux in the Seine-Maritime département of Haute-Normandie into the English Channel.

The river rises at Saint-Victor-l'Abbaye and passes through Auffay, Saint-Maclou-de-Folleville, Longueville-sur-Scie, Anneville-sur-Scie, Heugleville-sur-Scie, Saint-Aubin-sur-Scie and finally Hautot-sur-Mer.

Economy[edit]

In the past, the river was host to 43 watermills that powered machinery to process wheat, cotton, tannin and flax for linen.[1][2] Two mills still exist today, at Saint-Maclou-de-Folleville (the moulin of Arbalète) and at Auffay.[2] Today, the activities of the valley includes the production of apples and cider.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Albert Hennetier, Aux sources normandes: Promenade au fil des rivières en Seine-Maritime, p. 150.
  2. ^ a b Les moulins de la Scie sur le site de l'Association régionale des amis des moulins de Haute-Normandie. Consulté le 11 juin 2008.