Savoureuse

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Coordinates: 47°30′42″N 6°50′56″E / 47.51167°N 6.84889°E / 47.51167; 6.84889
Savoureuse
River
The Savoureuse river in Valdoie
The Savoureuse river in Valdoie
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Departments Territoire de Belfort, Doubs
Tributaries
 - left Rosemontoise
 - right Rhôme, Douce
Cities Belfort, Valdoie
Source Ballon d'Alsace
 - location Vosges Mountains, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France
 - elevation 1,190 m (3,904 ft)
 - coordinates 47°49′17″N 6°50′56″E / 47.82139°N 6.84889°E / 47.82139; 6.84889
Confluence Allaine
 - location Étupes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France
 - elevation 317 m (1,040 ft)
 - coordinates 47°30′42″N 6°50′56″E / 47.51167°N 6.84889°E / 47.51167; 6.84889
Length 41.2 km (26 mi)
Basin 248 km² (96 sq mi)
Discharge for Vieux-Charmont
 - average 5.93 /s (209 cu ft/s)
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The Savoureuse is a river in eastern France; it is the principal river running through the Territoire de Belfort.

Geography[change | change source]

The Savoureuse has a length of 41.2 km (25.6 mi), and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 248 km2 (96 sq mi).[1]

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) has been measured in three places:

  1. Giromagny (1974 - 2017), at an altitude of 468 m (1,535 ft), with a discharge of 1.44 m3/s (51 cu ft/s);[2]
  2. Belfort (1965 - 2017), at an altitude of 357 m (1,171 ft), with a discharge of 4.23 m3/s (149 cu ft/s);[3] and
  3. Vieux-Charmont (1986 - 2017), at an altitude of 317 m (1,040 ft), with a discharge of 5.93 m3/s (209 cu ft/s);[4]

Course[change | change source]

The source of the Savoureuse.

The Savoureuse starts on the Ballon d'Alsace, southern Vosges Mountains, in the commune of Lepuix, Territoire de Belfort department, at an elevation of about 1,190 m (3,904 ft).[5]

It flows from north to south through the Territoire de Belfort department. At Nommay, the river gets into the Doubs department where it joins, in the commune of Étupes near the city of Sochaux, the Allaine river, a tributary of the Doubs river at about 317 m (1,040 ft) of altitude.[6]

The Savoureuse flows through one region (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté), 2 departments and 18 communes:[1]

Main tributaries[change | change source]

The main tributaries of the Savoureuse river are:

Left tributaries:

  • Rosemontoise

Right tributaries:

  • Rhôme
  • Douce

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "La Savoureuse (U2340500)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  2. "La Savoureuse à Giromagny" (in French). Banque Hydro. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  3. "La Savoureuse à Belfort" (in French). Banque Hydro. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  4. "La Savoureuse à Vieux-Charmont" (in French). Banque Hydro. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  5. "Source de la Savoureuse" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  6. "Confluence de la Savoureuse" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 24 July 2017.