The Doubs just before Besançon.
|Regions||Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, French-speaking Switzerland|
|- left||Drugeon, Loue, Guyotte|
|Cities||Pontarlier, Besançon, Dole|
|- location||Mouthe, Doubs, France|
|- elevation||937 m (3,074 ft)|
|- location||Verdun-sur-le-Doubs, Saône-et-Loire, France|
|- elevation||170 m (558 ft)|
|Length||453 km (281 mi)|
|Basin||7,710 km² (2,977 sq mi)|
|- average||173 m³/s (6,109 cu ft/s)|
|Wikimedia Commons: Doubs River|
Geography[change | change source]
Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 173 m3/s (6,100 cu ft/s) at Neublans-Abergement, a commune in the Jura department near the confluence of the Doubs and the Saône.
Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Neublans-Abergement (52 years)
Course[change | change source]
The Doubs river starts in the commune of Mouthel in the Doubs department, at an altitude of about 937 m (3,074 ft) in the Jura Mountains near the French-Swiss border. Then it flows to the northeast and pass through the Lac de Saint-Point lake and forms the border between France and Switzerland for several kilometres before going into Switzerland, into the canton of Jura, in the region known as Clos du Doubs. The waterfall named as Saut du Doubs on the French-Swiss border. Then the river turns to the west and gets back into France. Finally, the river flows to southwest to join the Saône river.
- Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region (first part)
- Switzerland: Saint-Ursanne in the Jura canton
- Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region (second part)
The river forms several lakes:
- Lac des Brenets (elevation: 750 m [2,460 ft])
- Lac de Moron (elevation: 716 m [2,349 ft])
- Lac de Biaufond (elevation: 610 m [2,000 ft])
Main tributaries[change | change source]
Hydroelectricity[change | change source]
The Doubs is used for electricity generation (hydroelectricity). Among several hydroelectric stations, the most important are the Dam of Châtelot, 74 m (243 ft) tall, and the Dam of Refrain, 66.5 m (218 ft) tall.
Gallery[change | change source]
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References[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Doubs River.|
- "Le Doubs (U2--0200)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
- "Le Doubs à Neublans-Abergement". Banque Hydro (in French). Ministère de l'Ecologie, du Développement Durable et de l'Energie. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
- "Source du Doubs" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
- "Embouchure du Doubs" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 25 June 2017.