Emme river

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The river, after a thunderstorm

The Emme is a river in Switzerland. The Emmental, meaning, valley of the Emme is named after it.

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The river is about 80 km long. It flows into the Aare near Solothurn.

On 13 August 1837 there was the biggest known flood of the river. Jeremias Gotthelf describes this in a story. This story, as well as other floods led to the river being canalised in the 19th century.

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