Nièvre (Loire)

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Coordinates: 46°59′09″N 3°09′45″E / 46.98583°N 3.16250°E / 46.98583; 3.16250
Nièvre
River
The Nièvre in Nevers
The Nièvre river in Nevers
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Nièvre
Tributaries
 - left Nièvre de Champlemy, Nièvre d’Arzembouy
Source Bourras-la-Grange
 - location Champlemy, Nièvre, France
 - elevation 280 m (919 ft)
 - coordinates 47°18′34″N 3°20′03″E / 47.30944°N 3.33417°E / 47.30944; 3.33417
Mouth Loire
 - location Nevers, Nièvre, France
 - elevation 170 m (558 ft)
 - coordinates 46°59′09″N 3°09′45″E / 46.98583°N 3.16250°E / 46.98583; 3.16250
Length 49.6 km (31 mi)
Basin 630 km² (243 sq mi)
Discharge for Urzy
 - average 5.28 /s (186 cu ft/s)
Wikimedia Commons: Nièvre River

The Nièvre is a small river in France, right tributary of the Loire river. It flows through the Nièvre department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.

Two communes of the Nièvre department have the name of the river in their names: Dompierre-sur-Nièvre and La Celle-sur-Nièvre.

Geography[change | change source]

The Nièvre river has a length of 49.6 km (30.8 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of 630 km2 (243 sq mi).[1]

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 5.28 cubic metres per second at Uzy.[2]

Course[change | change source]

The source of the Nièvre is near the village Bourras-la-Grange in the Champlemy commune, Nièvre department, at an altitude of about 280 m (919 ft).[3]

The Nièvre flows, in general, from the northeast to the southwest and passes through the following cantons and communes, all in the Nièvre department:[1]

Finally, it flows, as a right tributary into the Loire River in the centre of the city of Nevers, at 170 m (558 ft) of altitude.[4]

Main tributaries[change | change source]

The main tributaries of the Nièvre are (only right tributaries because the left tributaries are very short):

  • Nièvre de Champlemy - 8.8 km;[5]
  • Nièvre d’Arzembouy - 28.7 km;[6]

Gallery[change | change source]

The Nièvre river flowing through downtown Nevers before joining the Loire river:

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "La Nièvre (K19-0300)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  2. "La Nièvre à Urzy (K1963010)" (in French). Banque Hydro. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  3. "Source de la Nièvre" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  4. "Confluence de la Nièvre" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  5. "La Nièvre de Champlémy (K1944500)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  6. "La Nièvre d'Arzembouy (K1954000)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 9 October 2014.

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