Versa (Tanaro)

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Versa
Versa a montiglio monferrato.jpg
The stream in Montiglio, near its source.
Versa location map.jpg
Location of the stream within southern Piedmont
Country Italy
Basin features
Main source close to Cocconato
River mouth Tanaro
Basin size 200.4 km2 (77.4 sq mi)[1]
Physical characteristics
Length 38.6 km (24.0 mi)[1]
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    3.5 m3/s (120 cu ft/s)[2]

The Versa, a left tributary of the Tanaro, is a 35-kilometre (22 mi) torrent in the Province of Asti in north-west Italy. It is the river of the valley called Valle Versa. In 1836 the Versa was identified, along with the Rotaldo, the Grana, the Stura and the Gattola, as one of the five torrents of the still extant Province of Casale.[3]

Its source is a little to the north of Cocconato near the border with the Province of Turin. After a generally southerly course of 35 kilometres it enters the Tanaro just to the east of Asti.[4]

This river is not to be confused with the Versa that is a tributary of the Po.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b AA.VV. (2004). "Elaborato I.c/5". Piano di Tutela delle Acque - Revisione del 1º luglio 2004; Caratterizzazione bacini Idrografici (PDF). Regione Piemonte. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  2. ^ AA.VV. (2004). "Elaborato I.c/7". Piano di Tutela delle Acque - Revisione del 1º luglio 2004; Caratterizzazione bacini Idrografici (PDF). Regione Piemonte. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  3. ^ Casalis, Goffredo, ed. (1836), "CASALE provincia", Dizionario geografico, storico, statistico, commerciale degli stati di S.M. il re di Sardegna, III, Torino: G. Maspero, p. 658 .
  4. ^ Valleversa.it, Il torrente Versa, www.valleversa.it.

Coordinates: 44°53′19″N 8°16′10″E / 44.88861°N 8.26944°E / 44.88861; 8.26944