Corrèze (river)

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The Corrèze in Tulle.
Physical characteristics
 - locationMassif Central
 - locationVézère
 - coordinates45°9′58″N 1°27′37″E / 45.16611°N 1.46028°E / 45.16611; 1.46028Coordinates: 45°9′58″N 1°27′37″E / 45.16611°N 1.46028°E / 45.16611; 1.46028
Length95 km (59 mi)
Basin size947 km2 (366 sq mi)
 - average21 m3/s (740 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionVézèreDordogneGironde estuaryAtlantic Ocean

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]

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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.[permanent dead link]
  3. "Source de La Corrèze" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 10 July 2016.[permanent dead link]
  4. "Confluence de La Corrèze" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 10 July 2016.[permanent dead link]

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