|- location||Corbières Massif|
|- location||Mediterranean Sea|
|Length||80 km (50 mi)|
|Basin size||903 km2 (349 sq mi)|
|- average||6.31 m3/s (223 cu ft/s)|
The Agly River (Catalan: Aglí, Occitan: Aglin) is a river in southern France. It flows mostly to the southeast through the Plain of Roussillon, in the region of Occitanie. It ends in the Mediterranean Sea.
Geography[change | change source]
The Agly river is 81.7 kilometres (50.8 miles) 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 metres (3,084 feet).
Hydrology[change | change 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 cubic metres (223 cubic feet) 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 | change source]
- Right tributaries:
- Boulzane, 34 kilometres (21 miles)
- Désix, 32.4 kilometres (20.1 miles)
- Left tributaries
- Maury, 18.6 kilometres (11.6 miles)
- Verdouble, 46.8 kilometres (29.1 miles)
- Robou, 17.8 kilometres (11.1 miles)
Departments and towns along the river[change | change 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 | change source]
- Dam (and lake) at Caramany
- Gorges de Galamus, a narrow canyon made by the Agly river
- Roman aqueduct at Ansignan
Gallery[change | change source]
The dam on the Agly river, at Caramany
The lake at Caramany during a dry season
The Gorges of Galamus
The aqueduct of Ansignan
References[change | change source]
- "Fiche cours d'eau - L'Agly (Y06-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. 1 January 2006. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
- "hydro.eaufrance.fr (Station: Y0664040, Option: Synthèse)". Archived from the original on 2015-02-19. Retrieved 2013-07-20.