Aisne (river) facts for kids
The Aisne near the village of Soupir
|Length||356 km (221 mi)|
|Progression||Oise→ Seine→ English Channel|
|Basin size||7,752 km2 (2,993 sq mi)|
The Aisne river has a length of 355.9 km (221.1 mi), and a drainage basin with an area of 7,939 km2 (3,065 sq mi).
The source of the Aisne is in the "Forest of Argonne", in the Rembercourt-Sommaisne commune (Meuse), near the border with the Marne department, at an altitude of about 240 m (787 ft). From here, the Aisne flows to the west.
The Aisne river flows through 2 regions and 5 departments. It flows through the following communes, among others:
- Grand Est region
- Hauts-de-France region
Finally, it flows into the Oise river in the city of Compiègne.
The main tributaries of the Aisne river are:
Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Trosly-Breuil (1961 - 2002)
The Aisne shows typical seasonal fluctuations. The highest levels of the river are in winter and spring, from December 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 July to October.
Aisne river at Soissons
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