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Avre (Somme)

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Avre (Somme)

Origin Amy, Oise

49°53′0″N 2°20′25″E / 49.88333°N 2.34028°E / 49.88333; 2.34028 (Somme-Avre)Coordinates: 49°53′0″N 2°20′25″E / 49.88333°N 2.34028°E / 49.88333; 2.34028 (Somme-Avre)

Basin countries France
Length 66 km
Source elevation 280m
Avg. discharge 5.1 m³/s
Basin area 1150 km²

The Avre is a river in Picardie and is the principal tributary, from the left side, of the Somme. At 66 kilometres long, it drains a relatively important basin of 1,150 km² but only flows at best 5,1 m³/s near its confluence at Longueau.[1]
Its principal tributaries are: the Noye, joining at Boves, the Trois Doms joining at Pierrepont-sur-Avre, the Brache joining at Braches and the Luce river at Berteaucourt-les-Thennes.


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