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Moritz Schmidt

Loue Spring

Ouhans, France

8.8.2016 13:02 local time

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© 2016 Moritz Schmidt, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

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.

Location

Europe / France

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

Elevation: 614

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

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Equipment

Canon EOS 700D, Samyang 8mm, PTGui pro, photoshop
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