|- location||Massif Central|
|Length||86.7 km (53.9 mi)|
The Alagnon is a French river that starts in the Massif Central within the Regional Natural Park of the Volcanoes of Auvergne (French: Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne) and that flows through the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It is a left tributary of the Allier.
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Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Lempdes-sur-Allagnon (50 years)
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The Alagnon river starts in the Mounts of Cantal (Massif Central), near the Puy Bataillouse mountain, commune of Laveissière, at an altitude of about 1,590 m (5,217 ft), in the Cantal department. First, it flows to the east, near the Super Lioran ski resort, and gets into a gorge and, then, into a valley near Murat. The river flows in general to the northeast and gets into deep gorges in Lempdes-sur-Allagnon.
The Alagnon river flows through the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, 3 departments and 23 communes. Two communes are named after the river: La Chapelle-d'Alagnon and Lempdes-sur-Allagnon. It flows through the following communes, among others:
- Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Main tributaries[change | change source]
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References[change | change source]
- "L'Alagnon (K25-0300)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
- "L'Alagnon à Lempdes". Banque Hydro (in French). Ministère de l'Ecologie, du Développement Durable et de l'Energie. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
- "Source de l'Alagnon" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
- "Embouchure de l'Alagnon" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 25 January 2017.