The white water course of Tournon Saint Martin had to bring a leisure animation to a very large public in a touristic area. The town of Tournon Saint Martin is now a crossing for waterway paddling thanks to this equipment.

Based in the natural parc of Brenne (Indre), this equipment completes the tourist and sport attractions offered by the region. This white water stadium is supplied by gravity water and uses the mobile obstacles system. It is built in the former tailrace canal of a mill. which is now transformed into an accomodation center. A roof-gate allows natural water supply and in parallel, a fish pass consisting of successive basins solves the problem regarding fish migration.

Thanks to mobile obstacles this white water stadium can be used by novices, beginners or high level athletes. The white water stadium of Tournon Saint Martin can be submerged during the centenarian flood of the Creuse River.





Characteristics of the Tournon St Martin white water stadium

Water supply By gravity
Flow rate 4 to 10 m³/s
Length 120 m
Width 8 to 14 m
Drop 1,2 m
Difficulty  II

Work done by EDF and Hydrostadium:

  • Sketches, pre-project and project studies
  • Tender file
  • Assistance by the choice of the construction company
  • Execution file
  • Construction follow-up
  • File of the realised construction work
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