|- coordinates||48°34′05″N 7°42′47″E / 48.568°N 7.713°ECoordinates: 48°34′05″N 7°42′47″E / 48.568°N 7.713°E|
|Length||77 km (48 mi)|
|Basin size||720 km2 (280 sq mi)|
|Progression||Ill→ Rhine→ North Sea|
The Bruche is a river in Alsace, in north-eastern France. It is a left-side tributary of the Ill river, and part of the basin of the Rhine river.
Geography[change | change source]
The Bruche river has a length of 76.7 km (47.7 mi), and a drainage basin with an area of 727 km2 (281 sq mi).
Course[change | change source]
The Bruche starts in the Vosges mountains, at the western foot of the Climont mountain, in the commune of Urbeis, (Bas-Rhin department), at an altitude of about 662 m (2,172 ft). From here, the Bruche flows first to the north and then turns to the northeast.
The Bruche river flows within the Grand Est region, the Bas-Rhin department and 38 communes.
Finally, the Bruche river flows into the Ill river in the city of Strasbourg, southwest of the historic centre.
Main tributaries[change | change source]
The main tributaries of the Bruche river are the Magel, a right tributary 17.4 km (10.8 mi) long, and the Mossig, a left tributary 33.1 km (20.6 mi) long.
Hydrology[change | change source]
Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 8.080 m3/s (285.3 cu ft/s) at Holtzheim in the Bas-Rhin department, for the period 1965 - 2017.
Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Holtzheim (1965 - 2017)
Gallery[change | change source]
Bridge over the Bruche in Molshein.
Confluence of the Mossig and the Bruche in Wolxheim.
The Bruche in Strasbourg.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "La Bruche (A2--0110)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
- ↑ "Source de la Bruche" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
- ↑ "Confluence de la Bruche" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "La Bruche à Holtzheim (2)" (in French). Banque Hydro. Retrieved 27 December 2017.[permanent dead link]