Yèvre

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Coordinates: 47°13′9″N 2°3′34″E / 47.21917°N 2.05944°E / 47.21917; 2.05944
Yèvre
Ruisseau de Gron
River
The Yèvre in Vierzon
The Yèvre river in Vierzon
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Municipalities Bourges, Vierzon
Tributaries
 - left Airain, Auron
 - right Barangeon
Cities Bourges, Mehun-sur-Yèvre, Vierzon
Source Château du Coupois
 - location Gron, Cher, France
 - elevation 185 m (607 ft)
 - coordinates 47°8′16″N 2°44′53″E / 47.13778°N 2.74806°E / 47.13778; 2.74806
Confluence Cher
 - location Vierzon, Indre-et-Loire, France
 - elevation 100 m (328 ft)
 - coordinates 47°13′9″N 2°3′34″E / 47.21917°N 2.05944°E / 47.21917; 2.05944
Length 80.6 km (50 mi)
Basin 4,540 km² (1,753 sq mi)
Discharge
 - average 15.5 /s (547 cu ft/s)
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The Yèvre is a river in central France. It is a right tributary of the Cher river. It flows through the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region.

Geography[change | change source]

The Yèvre is 80.6 kilometres (50.1 miles) long. Its drainage basin covers 4,540 square kilometres (1,753 square miles) and 80.11% of the watershed is farming land.[1]

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 3.270 m3/s (115.5 cu ft/s) at Savigny-en-Septaine (22 years), at 141 m (463 ft) of altitude.[2]

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Savigny-en-Septaine

Course[change | change source]

The Yèvre starts in the Gron municipality, Cher department, Centre-Val de Loire region, at about 30 km (19 mi) to the east of the city of Bourges. It starts at an altitude of about 185 metres (607 feet) above sea level and it is called here as Ruisseau de Gron.[3]

The Yèvre flows from East to West through the Cher department and through the arrondissements of Bourges and Vierzon and through 18 communes: Gron (source), Baugy, Avord, Farges-en-Septaine, Nohant-en-Goût, Savigny-en-Septaine, Moulins-sur-Yèvre, Osmoy, Saint-Germain-du-Puy, Bourges, Saint-Doulchard, Marmagne, Berry-Bouy, Mehun-sur-Yèvre, Allouis, Vignoux-sur-Barangeon, Foëcy and Vierzon (confluence).[1]

Moulins-sur-Yèvre and Mehun-sur-Yèvre are two communes named after this river.

At its end, the Yèvre flows into the Cher river as a right tributary in the city of Vierzon, at about 100 metres (328 feet) of altitude.[4]

Main tributaries[change | change source]

The main tributaries, with a length greater than 50 km, of the Cher are:

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "L'Yèvre (K5--0230)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  2. "L'Yèvre à Savigny-en-Septaine" (in French). Banque Hydro. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  3. "Source de l'Yèvre" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  4. "Confluence de l'Yèvre" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 5 August 2017.