Vanne (river)

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Coordinates: 48°44′26″N 3°16′8″W / 48.74056°N 3.26889°W / 48.74056; -3.26889
The Vanne near Bagneaux
The Vanne near Bagneaux.
Country France
Regions Grand Est, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Departments Aube, Yonne
Communes Fontvannes, Estissac, Bagneaux, Sens
City Sens
Source close to the church
 - location Fontvannes, Aube, France
 - elevation 145 m (476 ft)
 - coordinates 48°16′43″N 3°52′24″E / 48.27861°N 3.87333°E / 48.27861; 3.87333
Confluence Yonne
 - location Sens, Yonne, France
 - elevation 65 m (213 ft)
 - coordinates 48°44′26″N 3°16′8″W / 48.74056°N 3.26889°W / 48.74056; -3.26889
Length 59 km (37 mi)
Basin 990 km² (382 sq mi)
Discharge for Pont-sur-Vanne
 - average 5.33 /s (188 cu ft/s)
Wikimedia Commons: Vanne (rivière)

The Vanne is a river in eastern France that flows through the Aube and Yonne departments, in the Grand Est and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté regions. The Vanne is a right tributary of the Yonne river.

Geography[change | change source]

The Vanne river has a length of 59 km (36.7 mi),[1] and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 990 km2 (382 sq mi).

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 5.33 m3/s (188 cu ft/s) at Pont-sur-Vanne in the Yonne department.[2]

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Pont-sur-Vanne (55 years)[2]

Course[change | change source]

The watershed of the Vanne is in the Aube and Yonne departments. It starts, an altitude of 145 m (475.7 ft), under the church of the commune of Fontvannes. a small town that is at about 17 km (11 mi) to the west of the city of Troyes, the capital of the Aube department.[3] It then flows to the southwest and gets into the Yonne department.

In Sens. the Vanne joins, by its right side, the Yonne river at an altitude of 65 m (213.3 ft).[4]

The Vanne flows through the following communes:

Main tributaries[change | change source]

Most of the tributaries of the Vanne are small streams; the only important tributaries (all of them left tributaries) are:

  • Ancre - 15.9 km
  • Nosle - 13.4 km
  • Cérilly - 15.2 km

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References[change | change source]

  1. "La Vanne (F35-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "La Vanne à Pont-sur-Vanne" (in French). Banque Hydro. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  3. "Source de la Vanne" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  4. "Confluence de la Vanne" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 21 June 2017.

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