Vire at Pont-Farcy.
|Native name||La Vire|
300 m (980 ft)
|River mouth||English Channel
|Length||128 km (80 mi)|
|Basin size||1,240 km2 (480 sq mi)|
The Vire is a river in Normandy, France whose 128 km course crosses the départements of Calvados and Manche, flowing through the towns of Vire, Saint-Lô and Isigny-sur-Mer, finally flowing out into the English Channel. Its main tributaries are the Aure, the Elle and the Souleuvre.
The outflow of the Vire has been canalized and forms the port of Isigny-sur-Mer.
Places along the river:
- Calvados (14) : Vire, Pont-Farcy, Isigny-sur-Mer
- Manche (50) : Tessy-sur-Vire, Troisgots, Torigni-sur-Vire, Condé-sur-Vire, Sainte-Suzanne-sur-Vire, Saint-Lô, Rampan, Pont-Hébert, La Meauffe, Cavigny
Hydrology and water quality
The generally brownish waters of the Vire are moderately alkaline having been tested by Lumina Tech as pH 8.31. (Hogan, 2006) The river waters are relatively turbid, with a Secchi disc measurement of 12 centimetres.
- Atlas des Routes de France, Solar Press: Donnees IGN (2007)
- Hogan, C. Michael, Water quality of freshwater bodies in France, Lumina Tech Press, Aberdeen, Scotland (2006)
- The Vire at the Sandre database
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