Bruche (river)

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Coordinates: 48°34′3″N 7°42′45″E / 48.56750°N 7.71250°E / 48.56750; 7.71250
The Bruche in Fouday
The Bruche in Fouday.
Country  France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Municipalities Schirmeck, Mutzig, Molsheim, Lingolsheim, Eckbolsheim, Strasbourg
 - left Mossig
 - right Magel
Large city Strasbourg
Source Climont
 - location Vosgues mountains, Urbeis, Bas-Rhin, France
 - elevation 662 m (2,172 ft)
 - coordinates 48°20′40″N 7°10′01″E / 48.34444°N 7.16694°E / 48.34444; 7.16694
Confluence Ill
 - location Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France
 - elevation 130 m (427 ft)
 - coordinates 48°34′3″N 7°42′45″E / 48.56750°N 7.71250°E / 48.56750; 7.71250
Length 76.7 km (48 mi)
Basin 727 km² (281 sq mi)
Discharge for Holtzheim
 - average 8.080 /s (285 cu ft/s)
Wikimedia Commons: Bruche

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).[1]

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).[2] 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.[3]

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.[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 8.080 m3/s (285.3 cu ft/s) at Holtzheim in the Bas-Rhin department, for the period 1965 - 2017.[4]

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Holtzheim (1965 - 2017)[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "La Bruche (A2--0110)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  2. "Source de la Bruche" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  3. "Confluence de la Bruche" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "La Bruche à Holtzheim (2)" (in French). Banque Hydro. Retrieved 27 December 2017.