Dore (river)

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upstream of Olliergues
Physical characteristics
 - locationMassif Central
 - locationAllier
 - coordinates46°0′34″N 3°28′26″E / 46.00944°N 3.47389°E / 46.00944; 3.47389Coordinates: 46°0′34″N 3°28′26″E / 46.00944°N 3.47389°E / 46.00944; 3.47389
Length140 km (87 mi)
Basin size1,523 km2 (588 sq mi)
 - average20 m3/s (710 cu ft/s)

The Dore is a river in central France in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, in the Puy-de-Dôme department. It is a right tributary of the Allier river and it is one of the three more important tributaries of the Allier river (with the Sioule and Alagnon rivers).

Geography[change | change source]

The Dore river has a length of 140.5 km (87.3 mi), and a drainage basin with an area of 1,710 km2 (660 sq mi).[1]

Its valley is between the Monts du Forez, to the east, and the Monts du Livradois, to the west.

Course[change | change source]

The Dore starts in the place known as Bois de Berny, in the commune of Saint-Bonnet-le-Bourg, (Puy-de-Dôme department), at an altitude of about 1,034 m (3,392 ft).[2] From here, the Dore flows first to the southeast and then to the northwest.

The Dore river flows within the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, the Puy-de-Dôme department and 21 communes. It flows through the following communes, among others: Dore-l’Église, Marsac-en-Livradois, Ambert, Vertolaye, Olliergues, Sauviat, Courpière, Néronde-sur-Dore, Peschadoires, Dorat, Puy-Guillaume.[1]

Finally, it flows into the Allier river in the commune of Ris.[3]

Main tributaries[change | change source]

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

Hydrology[change | change source]

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 19.70 m3/s (696 cu ft/s) at Dorat in the Puy-de-Dôme department, for the period 1991 - 2017.[4]

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Dorat (1991 - 2017)[4]

Gallery[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "La Dore (K2--0190)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  2. "Source de la Dore" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  3. "Confluence de la Dore" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "La Dore à Dorat" (in French). Banque Hydro. Archived from the original on 13 December 2017. Retrieved 26 October 2017.