It says in the same article that the Rhine Basin is situated in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and Italy. Can anyone explain why Italy is on this list?
Apr 06 2012, 10:11 AM
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star_gazer 21 year member
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The Italian section of the Rhine is called the Reno di Lei.
The basin of the Hinterrhein (one of the two intial tributaries of the Rhine) includes the Reno di Lei, which originates in Italian territory. From what I can tell it flows from the Lago di Lei, a resevoir in the Valle di Lei, in Italy. "The waters of the lake are among only a few of the waters in Italian territory which end up in the North Sea, being part of the Rhine's drainage basin."