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The DEûLE (Dutch : Deule) is a river of northern France
France
which is channeled for the main part of its course (from Lens to Lille
Lille
). The upstream part is still partly free-flowing and is known as the SOUCHEZ. The Deûle
Deûle
flows into the Lys (right bank) in Deûlémont
Deûlémont
.

The Souchez is formed from the union, in the village of Souchez , of two smaller brooks, called the Carency and the Saint-Nazaire. Map of the Deûle
Deûle

The channeled part comprises two branches:

* the high gauge canal known as Canal
Canal
de la Deûle
Deûle
which ensures the connection between the channeled Lys and the Scarpe (a tributary of the Scheldt
Scheldt
) in Douai
Douai
, * the Canal
Canal
de Lens, fed by the Souchez, which connects Lens with the Canal
Canal
de la Deûle
Deûle
at Courrières .

Immediately downstream of Lens, the channel is unusually elevated compared to the neighboring banks, as a result of mining depressions .

The Deûle
Deûle
flows through the departments of Pas-de-Calais
Pas-de-Calais
and Nord , and the towns of Lens, Wingles
Wingles
, Loos , Lille, Wambrechies and Quesnoy-sur-Deûle
Quesnoy-sur-Deûle
, before it flows into the Lys at Deûlémont.

The Deûle
Deûle
does not yet profit from a Schéma d\'aménagement et de gestion des eaux .

REFERENCES

* http://www.geoportail.fr * The Canal
Canal
de la Deûle
Deûle
at the Sandre database * The Canal
Canal
de Lens at the Sandre database * The Souchez at the Sandre database

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