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Coordinates: 44°28′28″N 1°38′54″E / 44.47444°N 1.64833°E / 44.47444; 1.64833
The Célé river in Figeac
The Célé in Figeac
Country France
Regions Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Occitanie
Departments Cantal, Lot
Communes See list
 - right Ressègue, Rance, Veyre, Bervezou, Drauzou, Sagne
City Figeac
Source Massif Central
 - location Calvinet, Cantal, France
 - elevation 713 m (2,339 ft)
 - coordinates 44°28′28″N 1°38′54″E / 44.47444°N 1.64833°E / 44.47444; 1.64833
Mouth Lot river
 - location Bouziès, Lot, France
 - elevation 125 m (410 ft)
 - coordinates 44°28′28″N 1°38′54″E / 44.47444°N 1.64833°E / 44.47444; 1.64833
Length 104.4 km (65 mi)
Basin 1,289 km² (498 sq mi)
Discharge for Orniac
 - average 18.9 /s (667 cu ft/s)
Wikimedia Commons: Célé

The Célé is a river in southern France. It is a right tributary of the Lot river; it is the second largest tributary of the Lot, after the Truyère.

Several communes have the name of the river in their names:Bagnac-sur-Célé, Marcilhac-sur-Célé, Sauliac-sur-Célé.

Geography[change | change source]

The Célé river has a length of 104.4 km (64.9 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of 1,289 km2 (498 sq mi).[1]

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 17.90 cubic metres per second at Orniac.[2]

Course[change | change source]

The Célé starts in the Massif Central, in the "commune" of Calvinet (Cantal department), at an altitude of about 713 m (2,339 ft).[3]

The Célé flows to the west, in general, and passes through 2 regions, 2 departments and 26 communes:[1]

Finally, it flows, as a right tributary, into the Lot river, in Bouziès, in the Lot department, at 125 m (410 ft) of altitude.[4]

Main tributaries[change | change source]

The main tributaries of the Célé river are (only right tributaries because the left tributaries are small Streams):[1]

Right tributaries:

  • Ressègue - 22.4 km
  • Rance - 35.9 km
  • Veyre - 32.9 km
  • Bervezou - 24 km
  • Drauzou - 22.6 km

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Le Célé (O8--0250)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  2. "Le Célé à Orniac" (in French). Banque Hydro. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. "Source de Le Célé" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  4. "Confluence de Le Célé" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 22 May 2014.

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