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Reinhard Schmolze

Our Days Are Numbered

Moritz Schmidt

Loue Spring

Ouhans, France

8.8.2016 13:02 local time

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The Loue spring is the largest karstic spring in the Jura mountains.

The Loue in numbers:

  • average source flow: 6890 l/s
  • largest source flow (1984): 78200 l/s
  • lowest source flow (1893): 0 l/s
  • source altitude: ca. 535 m
  • mouth altitude: ca. 193 m
  • altitude difference: ca. 342 m
  • length: 122 km
  • mouth discharge: 59,2 m³/s
  • drainage area: 1.760 km²

In past times there where several flour mills, saw mills, oil mills, forges and paper factories powered by the Loue spring.

In 1901 the Pernod factory in Pontarlier burnt, and 1 million liters absinth got in the Doubs river. Two days later the Loue spring smelled of absinth, showing that part of the Doubs drains away powering the Loue spring.

Europe / France

Lat: 47° 0' 40.05" N
Long: 6° 17' 56.43" E

Elevation: 614

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