Sorgues (river)

The Sorgues (French: la Sorgues, also called Sorgue) is a 46.4-kilometre-long (28.8 mi) river in the Aveyron department in southern France.[1] Its source is a karstic spring at Cornus, on the Causse du Larzac. It flows generally west-northwest. It is a right tributary of the Dourdou de Camarès, into which it flows at Vabres-l'Abbaye.

Sorgues
Saint-Affrique pont.JPG
The Sorgues at Saint-Affrique
Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationCornus
 • coordinates43°52′34″N 03°12′22″E / 43.87611°N 3.20611°E / 43.87611; 3.20611
 • elevation600 m (2,000 ft)
MouthDourdou de Camarès
 • coordinates
43°57′20″N 02°50′12″E / 43.95556°N 2.83667°E / 43.95556; 2.83667Coordinates: 43°57′20″N 02°50′12″E / 43.95556°N 2.83667°E / 43.95556; 2.83667
 • elevation
298 m (978 ft)
Length46.4 km (28.8 mi)
Basin size279 km2 (108 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average4.38 m3/s (155 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionDourdou de CamarèsTarnGaronneGironde estuaryAtlantic Ocean

Communes along its courseEdit

This list is ordered from source to mouth: Cornus, Fondamente, Marnhagues-et-Latour, Saint-Félix-de-Sorgues, Versols-et-Lapeyre, Saint-Affrique, Vabres-l'Abbaye

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - La Sorgues (O35-0460)".

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