La Rivière Charente
I have just completed a project for 2016/17. My local river, the Charente, is a 381-kilometre (237 mile) long river here in southwest France. Its source is in the Haute-Vienne department at Chéronnac, a small village fairly close to where I live, and its outlet the Atlantic Ocean.
Eventually flowing through the cities of Angouleme, Cognac, Jarnac, Saintes and finally reaching the sea near Rochefort, it once provided power for mills and old electric power companies. It was navigable for many years, but has only recently been restored after the river was virtually abandoned by commercial shipping in the middle of the 20th century. Holiday and pleasure craft are now to be seen on the river of which the navigability has been completely restored as far upstream as Angoulême.
Apart from the first few photographs, and, having already shown many results along the way, the remainder are taken on my final stretch between Port d'Envaux and Port des Barques on the estuary beyond Rochefort. From Saint Savinien, with it's enormous metal barrage, the river is tidal, having only a central channel remaining at low tide in places.
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