Agly river with the Canigou mountain on the back
|- left||Maury, Verdouble, Roboul|
|- right||Boulzane, Désix|
|Landmark||Gorges de Galamus|
|Source||to the northwest of Pech de Bugarach|
|- location||Bugarach, Aude, France|
|- elevation||940 m (3,084 ft)|
|- location||between Le Barcarès and Torreilles, Pyrénées-Orientales, France|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||81.7 km (51 mi)|
|Basin||1,055 km² (407 sq mi)|
|Discharge||for Le Barcarès|
|- average||6.5 m³/s (230 cu ft/s)|
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The Agly River (Catalan: Aglí, Occitan: Aglin) is a river of southwestern France. It flows mostly to the southeast through the Plain of Roussillon, in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon. It ends in the Mediterranean Sea.
Geography[change | edit source]
The Agly river is 81.7 km (50.8 mi) long. Its source is on the Pass of Linas, to the northeast of the Pech de Bugarach, the highest of the Corbières mountains, departments of Aude, at an elevation of 940 m (3,084 ft).
Hydrology[change | edit source]
The Agly is a very irregular small river. Its flow was observed over a period of 42 years (1967-2008) in Estagel about twenty kilometers from its mouth and after receiving the waters of its tributary Verdouble.
The discharge of the river at this location is 6.31 m3 per second.
The Agly shows typical seasonal fluctuations like other small rivers in southern France. The highest levels of the river are in winter and spring, from December to May inclusive, with the highest level in February. They are followed by a rapid fall in the flow during the low water period that goes from late June to early October.
Tributaries[change | edit source]
- Right tributaries:
- Boulzane, 34 km.
- Désix, 32.4 km.
- Left tributaries
- Maury, 18.6 km.
- Verdouble, 46.8 km.
- Robou, 17.8 km.
Departments and towns along the river[change | edit source]
- Aude : Camps-sur-l'Agly
- Pyrénées-Orientales : Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet, Ansignan, Caramany, Latour-de-France, Estagel, Cases-de-Pène, Espira-de-l'Agly, Rivesaltes, Claira, Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque, Torreilles
Landmarks[change | edit source]
- Dam (and lake) at Caramany
- Gorges de Galamus, a narrow canyon made by the Agly river
- Roman aqueduct at Ansignan
References[change | edit source]
- "Fiche cours d'eau - L'Agly (Y06-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. 1 January 2006. http://services.sandre.eaufrance.fr/Courdo/Fiche/client/fiche_courdo.php?CdSandre=Y06-0400. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
- hydro.eaufrance.fr (Station: Y0664040, Option: Synthèse)
Other websites[change | edit source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Category:Agly|
- (French) Station: Y0664060, Option: Synthèse