|Municipalities||Amplepuis, Le Coteau, Roanne|
|Source||Monts du Beaujolais|
|- location||Ranchal, Rhône|
|- elevation||760 km (470 mi)|
|- location||Roanne, Loire|
|- elevation||265 km (165 mi)|
|Length||59.8 km (37.2 mi)|
|Basin size||468 km2 (181 sq mi)|
|- average||5.17 m3/s (183 cu ft/s)|
Geography[change | change source]
Course[change | change source]
The Rhins starts in the Monts du Beaujolais, in the commune of Ranchal, (Rhône department), at an altitude of about 760 m (2,493 ft). From here, the Rhins flows first to the south, then to the west and ends flowing to the northwest.
- Rhône : Saint-Vincent-de-Reins, Cublize, Amplepuis
- Loire : Saint-Victor-sur-Rhins, Régny, Le Coteau, Roanne
Main tributaries[change | change source]
Hydrology[change | change source]
Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 5.17 m3/s (183 cu ft/s) at Saint-Cyr-de-Favières in the Loire department, for the period 1969 - 2017.
Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Saint-Cyr-de-Favières (1969 - 2017)
The Rhins is a very irregular small river; it shows typical seasonal changes. The highest levels of the river are in winter and spring, from November to May inclusive, with the highest level in February. They are followed by a rapid fall in the flow during the low water period that goes from late June to early October.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Rivière Le Rhins (K09-0300)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
- "Source du Rhins" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
- "Confluence du Rhins" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
- "Le Rhins à Saint-Cyr-de-Favières (Pont Mordon)" (in French). Banque Hydro. Archived from the original on 29 September 2020. Retrieved 14 October 2017.