Arques (river)


Arques drainage basin
Country France
Main source Pays de Caux
River mouth The English Channel at Dieppe
49°55′54″N 1°5′9″E / 49.93167°N 1.08583°E / 49.93167; 1.08583Coordinates: 49°55′54″N 1°5′9″E / 49.93167°N 1.08583°E / 49.93167; 1.08583
Basin size 1,050 km2 (410 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 6 km (3.7 mi)
  • Average rate:
    10.2 m3/s (360 cu ft/s)

The river Arques is a watercourse located in the Seine-Maritime département of the Normandy region of north-western France.
Only 6 kilometres in length, the river is formed by the confluence of three rivers at Arques-la-Bataille: the Eaulne, the Béthune and the Varenne which drain the pays de Caux and the pays de Bray. The last part of its course takes it past the industrial zone of Rouxmesnil-Bouteilles and it then forms the waters of the port of Dieppe.

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