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Coordinates: 46°29′24″N 3°57′33″E / 46.49000°N 3.95917°E / 46.49000; 3.95917
The Arroux near the Porte d'Arroux in Autun.
Country  France
Regions Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Departments Côte-d'Or, Saône-et-Loire, Allier
 - left Drée, Mesvrin, Bourbince
 - right Ternin, Méchet
Cities Autun, Gueugnon, Digoin
 - location Culètre, Côte-d'Or, France
 - elevation 430 m (1,411 ft)
 - coordinates 47°8′54″N 4°33′22″E / 47.14833°N 4.55611°E / 47.14833; 4.55611
Confluence Loire River
 - location Digoin, Saône-et-Loire, France
 - elevation 224 m (735 ft)
 - coordinates 46°29′24″N 3°57′33″E / 46.49000°N 3.95917°E / 46.49000; 3.95917
Length 129.4 km (80 mi)
Basin 3,166 km² (1,222 sq mi)
Discharge for Digoin
 - average 34.20 /s (1,208 cu ft/s)
Wikimedia Commons: Arroux

The Arroux is a river in central France. It is a right tributary of the Loire river.

Geography[change | change source]

The Arroux river has a length of 129.4 km (80.4 mi),[1] and a drainage basin with an area of 3,166 km2 (1,222 sq mi).

Course[change | change source]

The Arroux river starts in Culètre commune in the south of the Côte-d'Or) department, at an altitude of about 430 m (1,411 ft).[2] From here, the Arroux flows first to the west and then to the southwest.

The Arroux river flows through 2 regions and 3 departments. It flows through the following communes, among others:[1]

Finally, it flows into the Loire river near the town of Digoin.[3]

Main tributaries[change | change source]

The main tributaries of the Arroux river are:[1]

Hydrology[change | change source]

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 34.20 m3/s (1,208 cu ft/s) at Digoin in the Saône-et-Loire department.[4]

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Digoin (1958 - 2017)[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "L'Arroux (K1--0180))" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  2. "Source de l'Arroux" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  3. "Confluence de l'Arroux" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "L'Arroux à Digoin" (in French). Banque Hydro. Retrieved 11 December 2017.