Personification of Sarno in Pompei
|Main source||Above Sarno
30 m (98 ft)
|River mouth||Bay of Naples, near Pompeii|
|Length||24 km (15 mi)|
|Basin size||500 km2 (190 sq mi)|
The Sarno, known as Sarnus to the Romans, is a stream that passes through Pompeii to the south of the Italian city of Naples. It is considered the most polluted river in Europe. as the result of industrial waste. It flows about 24 kilometres (15 mi) from the base of Mt. Sarno to the Bay of Naples collecting water from the Solofrana and Cavaiola tributaries during the course of its flow.
- Purcell, N., R. Talbert, S. Gillies, T. Elliott, J. Becker. "Places: 433102 (Sarnus (river))". Pleiades. Retrieved March 21, 2015.
- Water Pollution Facts
- Albanese, S; Iavazzo, P; Adamo, P; Lima, A; De Vivo, B. "Assessment of the environmental conditions of the Sarno river basin (south Italy): a stream sediment approach". Environ Geochem Health. 35: 283–97. doi:10.1007/s10653-012-9483-x. PMID 23053925.
-  Sarno River: Italy
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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