Doubs River

Doubs River

Infobox River | river_name = Doubs



caption = The Doubs in France.
origin = Jura mountains
coord|46|42|17|N|6|12|34|E|name=source Doubs
mouth = Saône
coord|46|54|3|N|5|1|27|E|name=Saône-Doubs|display=inline,title
basin_countries = France, Switzerland
length = 453 km
elevation = 937 m
discharge = 176 m³/s
watershed = 7,500 km²
The Doubs is a 453 km long river in eastern France and western Switzerland, left tributary of the Saône. Its source is near Mouthe in the western Jura mountains. First it flows north-east, more or less along the French-Swiss border (forming the border for approx. 40 km). Near Montbéliard it turns south-west, until it flows into the river Saône in Verdun-sur-le-Doubs, approx. 20 km north-east of Chalon-sur-Saône.

The Doubs flows through the following "départements", cantons and cities:

* Doubs (F, named after the river): Pontarlier.
* Canton of Neuchâtel (CH).
* Canton of Jura (CH): Saint-Ursanne.
* Doubs (F): Montbéliard, Besançon.
* Jura (F): Dole.
* Saône-et-Loire (F): Verdun-sur-le-Doubs.

Trbutaries include:
* Loue
* Dessoubre

The river forms several lakes:
*Lac des Brenets (elevation 750 m)
*Lac de Moron (elevation 716 m)
*Lac de Biaufond (elevation 610 m)

References

*http://www.geoportail.fr
* [http://sandre.eaufrance.fr/app/chainage/courdo/htm/U2--0200.php?cg=U2--0200 The Doubs at the Sandre database]


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