Corrèze (river)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Coordinates: 45°10′0″N 1°27′37″E / 45.16667°N 1.46028°E / 45.16667; 1.46028
Corrèze
Occitan: Corresa
River
Tulle02.jpg
The Corrèze river at Tulle
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Corrèze
Communes Tulle, Malemort, Brive-la-Gaillarde
Tributaries
 - left Dadalouze, Saint-Bonnette, Roanne, Loyre
 - right Corrèze de Pradines, Vimbelle, Solane, Céronne, Couze
Cities Brive-la-Gaillarde, Tulle
Source Plateau de Millevaches
 - location Pérols-sur-Vézère, Massif Central, France
 - elevation 910 m (2,986 ft)
 - coordinates 45°32′52″N 2°01′01″E / 45.54778°N 2.01694°E / 45.54778; 2.01694
Confluence Vézère
 - location Saint-Pantaléon-de-Larche / Ussac, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
 - elevation 98 m (322 ft)
 - coordinates 45°10′0″N 1°27′37″E / 45.16667°N 1.46028°E / 45.16667; 1.46028
Length 94.6 km (59 mi)
Basin 1,158 km² (447 sq mi)
Discharge for Brive-la-Gaillarde
 - average 21 /s (742 cu ft/s)
Wikimedia Commons: Corrèze River

The Corrèze (Occitan: Corresa) is a river in southwestern France, left tributary of the Vézère river. The Corrèze department is named after this river.

Geography[change | change source]

The Corrèze river has a length of 94.6 km (58.8 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of 1,158 km2 (447 sq mi).[1]

Its average yearly discharge is 21 m3/s (740 cu ft/s) at Brive-la-Gaillarde in the Corrèze department.[2]

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Brive-la-Gaillarde (1918-2011)[2]

Course[change | change source]

The source of the Corrèze is in northwestern Massif Central, in the plateau of Millevaches, to the south of the commune of Pérols-sur-Vézère, in the Corrèze department, at an altitude of 910 m (2,986 ft).[3]

It flows through the communes of Corrèze and Tulle. Then it flows into the plain in the southwest of the department and flows through the communes of Malemort-sur-Corrèze and Brive-la-Gaillarde.

Finally, west of Brive-la-Gaillarde, it flows into the Vézère river at the limit between Saint-Pantaléon-de-Larche and Ussac, at 98 m (322 ft) of altitude.[4]

The Corrèze river flows through 24 communes, all in the Corrèze department.[1]

The name of the river, Corrèze, is found in the name of the department and of three communes: Les Angles-sur-Corrèze, Corrèze and Malemort-sur-Corrèze.

Main tributaries[change | change source]

The main tributaries of the Corrèze river are:[1]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "La Corrèze (P3--0250)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "La Corrèze à Brive-la-Gaillarde (Le Prieur)" (in French). Banque Hydro. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  3. "Source de La Corrèze" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  4. "Confluence de La Corrèze" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 

Other websites[change | change source]