Mentioned since the 5th century, this semi-subterranean stream takes its source north of the Mellois plateau, arrives at Souché near the place called "Bigoron", winds through the district for XNUMX km, then flows into the Sèvre Niortaise, above above Niort; the Vivier fountain, supplying the city, is undoubtedly formed by its resurgences.
In 1962, it was widened due to the narrowness of its bed and the collapse of the bank walls. In 1997, the Association for the Restoration of Lambon and its Tributaries (ARLA) was created, chaired at the time by MP Perrin-Gaillard, who, the following year, recruited a river technician. In 2001, its restoration began, then in 2010, the statutes of the ARLA not allowing the undertaking of works of general interest required by the Water Framework Directive, the Joint Syndicate for the Restoration of Lambon and of its Tributaries (SYRLA).

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Rue de la Poste
79000 NIORT
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