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Suze (river)

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Suze
Location
CountrySwitzerland
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • coordinates47°05′39″N 6°52′12″E / 47.09417°N 6.87000°E / 47.09417; 6.87000
MouthLake Biel
 • coordinates
47°07′55″N 7°14′01″E / 47.1319°N 7.2337°E / 47.1319; 7.2337Coordinates: 47°07′55″N 7°14′01″E / 47.1319°N 7.2337°E / 47.1319; 7.2337
Basin features
ProgressionLake BielAareRhineNorth Sea

The Suze (German: Schüss) is a river in the Bernese Jura, Canton of Berne, Switzerland.

Down flow

It takes its source in a moorland at over 900 metres of altitude, in the high valley of Les Convers, (see: Renan). It flows down the whole length of the valley of Saint-Imier, (Erguel), leaving it through the gorge of Taubenloch, it flows across the city of Biel/Bienne into the Lake of Bienne, at the altitude of 429 metres, upon a stretch of 45 kilometres. It leaves it through the last leg of the Thielle river, merging into the Nidau-Büren channel (Aare river), just before the regulating dam Port .

Tributaries

Its main tributaries are la Dou, la Raissette, le Terbez and l'Orvine.

History

On December 21, 1991, the river has provoked significant flooding along its course: i.e. in Sonceboz, its level had raised by a significant 1.10 meter, with 65 cubic meters of water per second.

References

  • [1] La Suze (site), Canton de Berne, consulted on September 23, 2007

See also

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