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Sèvre Nantaise
River
Sèvre Nantaise near Le Longeron.jpg
The Sèvre Nantaise near Le Longeron
Country France
Regions Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Pays de la Loire
Departments Deux-Sèvres, Vendée, Maine-et-Loire, Loire-Atlantique
Communes Cerizay, Mortagne-sur-Sèvre, Clisson, Vertou, Nantes
Tributaries
 - left Crûme, Maine
 - right Ouin, Moine, Sanguèze
City Nantes
Source Plateau de Gâtines
 - location Neuvy-Bouin, Deux-Sèvres, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
 - elevation 210 m (689 ft)
 - coordinates 46°36′45″N 0°29′24″W / 46.6125°N 0.49°W / 46.6125; -0.49
Confluence Loire
 - location Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France
 - elevation m (16 ft)
 - coordinates 47°11′50″N 1°32′52″W / 47.19722°N 1.54778°W / 47.19722; -1.54778
Length 141.8 km (88 mi)
Basin 2,356 km² (910 sq mi)
Discharge for Nantes
 - average 23.60 /s (833 cu ft/s)

The Sèvre Nantaise is a river in western France, a left tributary of the Loire river.

It starts in the Deux-Sèvres department (named "Two Sèvres" after this and the Sèvre Niortaise river that flows through Niort) and ends in the city of Nantes (and is the origin of the second part of the river's name).

Geography

The Sèvre Nantaise river has a length of 141.8 km (88 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 2,356 km2 (910 sq mi).

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 23.60 m3/s (833 cu ft/s) at Nantes, where the Sèvre Nantaise joins the Loire river.

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Nantes

Course

The Sèvre Nantaise starts in the Gâtines plateau, commune of Neuvy-Bouin, near the commune of Secondigny in the Deux-Sèvres department, at an elevation of about 210 m (689 ft). It then flows to the northwest through the departments of Vendée, Maine-et-Loire and Loire-Atlantique.

Finally, the river flows into the Loire river in the city of Nantes.

The Sèvre Nantaise flows through 2 regions, 4 departments and 44 communes:

Main tributaries

The main tributaries of the Sèvre Nantaise river are:

Left tributaries:

  • Crûme - 22.7 km
  • Maine - 68.4 km

Right tributaries:

  • Ouin - 33.7 km
  • Moine - 68.8 km
  • Sanguèze - 44 km

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