of southern Belgium and northern France
clues: Seine feeder; River near Paris; French river; River near
Seine tributary; French flower
2 times a year
a small town on the Oise River
Oise river is a tributary of the Seine River. Its length is 302
km in Belgium and France. Its source is in the Belgian province
Hainaut, south of the town Chimay. It crosses the border with
France after approx. 20 km. It flows into the Seine in
Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, near Paris. Its main tributary is the
on the Oise,
Charles-Francois Daubigny, 1865
Oise played an important role in inland shipping for the past
centuries already. The importance of the river as an inland
waterway will increase greatly with the construction of the
"Seine-Nord" waterway, a projected high capacity link
between the Oise at Janville and the high capacity canal system
in the North of France. Seine-Nord must replace the old Canal de
Saint Quentin and the current Canal du Nord, of which the
capacity is far below standards. When the new Seine Nord
connection will be ready, it will allow large vessels to
transport goods between the Seine river (and the Paris area) and
the ports of Dunkerque, Antwerp and Rotterdam, or further into
any part of Europe.
nowadays the Oise river is canalized to accommodate large
vessels, but draught and headroom under bridges limit the
capacity. The seven locks in the Oise (plus the two in the Oise
lateral canal) allow vessels of 110 by 11,45 meters to navigate
the entire river and the lateral canal to Pont l'Évêque
where it joins the Canal du Nord. Further upstream from Pont
l'Évêque, the lateral canal has a capacity which is
limited to the Freycinet standard (38 by 5 meters).
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