Cher River

Cher River

Infobox River | river_name = Cher

caption = Cher River
origin = Massif Central
mouth = Loire
basin_countries = France
length = 396 km
elevation = 762 m
discharge = 104 m³/s
watershed = 13,688 km²
The Cher is a river in central France, left tributary to the river Loire. Its source is in the Creuse "département", north-east of Crocq. It joins the river Loire in Villandry, west of Tours.

The river suffered a devastating flood in 1940, which damaged Château de Chenonceau, which spans the river, and other structures along the banks.

"Départements" and towns along the river:
* Creuse
* Allier: Montluçon
* Cher: Saint-Amand-Montrond, Vierzon
* Loir-et-Cher
* Indre-et-Loire: Tours

Main tributaries are, from spring to mouth (L: left / R: right):

* (L) Tardes
** (L) Voueize
* (R) Amaron or Lamaron at Montluçon
* (R) Aumance at Meaulne
* (R) Yèvre at Vierzon, from the Berry
** (L) Auron
* (L) Arnon at Vierzon, from the Petite-Marche
** (L) Théols
* (R) Sauldre collecting waters from the Sologne
* (L) Fouzon above Saint-Aignan

It owes its name to the pre-Indo-European root kʰar 'stone'.


* [ The Cher at the Sandre database]

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