The Brenta is an important river in northeastern Italy. It begins near the Caldonazzo and Levico lakes in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and flows for more of 174 kilometres (108 mi) into the Adriatic Sea to the south of the city of Venice.
The Brenta river in Bassano del Grappa.
|Regions||Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Veneto|
|Provinces||Trento, Vicenza, Venice|
|Comuni||Caldonazzo, Bassano del Grappa, Mira, Chioggia|
|Cities||Bassano del Grappa, Mira|
|Source||Levico and Caldonazzo lakes|
|- location||Caldonazzo, Trento, Italy|
|- elevation||449 m (1,473 ft)|
|- location||Chioggia, Venice, Italy|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||174 km (108 mi)|
|Basin||2,304 km² (890 sq mi)|
|Discharge||for Bassano del Grappa|
|- average||90 m³/s (3,178 cu ft/s)|
The Brenta river has a length of 174 km (108 mi), and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 2,304 km2 (890 sq mi). Its average yearly discharge is 60–90 m3/s (2,100–3,200 cu ft/s) at Bassano del Grappa in the Vicenza province.
The Brenta river starts between the Caldonazzo and Levico lakes, two small lakes in the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region, in the comune of Caldonazzo, Trento province, at an elevation of about 449 m (1,473 ft). From here, the river flows through the Valsugana, the valley that goes from Bassano del Grappa to Trento, first to the east and later to the south. In this part, the Brenta is joined by its main left tributary, the Cismon stream, in the comune Cismon del Grappa, province of Vicenza (the Bacchiglione river is larger but it joins the Brenta near the mouth).
After the comune of Bassano del Grappa, the river flows through the Pianura Padana (the "Valley of the Po river"). Finally, it flows into the Adriatic Sea, near the comune of Chioggia in the Metropolitan City of Venice. Near the mouth, Brenta is joined in the locality "Ca' Pasqua" by the Bacchiglione river.
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