Fresquel

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Coordinates: 43°14′12″N 2°23′05″E / 43.23667°N 2.38472°E / 43.23667; 2.38472
Fresquel
River
Source of the Fresquel river
Source of the Fresquel river
Country France
Region Occitanie
Departments Aude, Haute-Garonne
Communes See list
Tributaries
 - left Lampy, Rougeanne
 - right Tréboul
Cities Carcassonne, Castelnaudary
Source
 - location Baraigne, Aude, Occitanie, France
 - elevation 265 m (869 ft)
 - coordinates 43°19′26″N 1°50′08″E / 43.32389°N 1.83556°E / 43.32389; 1.83556
Confluence Rhône
 - location Carcassonne, Aude, Occitanie, France
 - elevation 45 m (148 ft)
 - coordinates 43°14′12″N 2°23′05″E / 43.23667°N 2.38472°E / 43.23667; 2.38472
Length 63 km (39 mi)
Basin 932 km² (360 sq mi)
Discharge for Carcassonne
 - average 5.18 /s (183 cu ft/s)
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The Fresquel is a river in southern France, a left tributary of the Aude river. The river flows mainly through the French department of Aude.

Geography[change | change source]

The Fresquel river has a length of 63 km (39 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 932 km2 (360 sq mi).[1]

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 5.18 m3/s (183 cu ft/s) at Carcassonne in the Aude department.[2]

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Carcassonne

Course[change | change source]

The Fresquel river starts at the northwest of the Aude department, in the commune of Baraigne, at an elevation of about 265 m (869 ft).[3]

It flows, first, to the west to the Haute-Garonne department and then to the north where it gets again into the Aude department near Seuil de Naurouze and then to the east. Finally, it joins the Aude river as a left tributary, at an elevation of about 90 m (295 ft) at Carcassonne.[4]

Communes[change | change source]

The Fresquel passes through 1 region (Occitanie), 2 departments and 24 communes; some of the communes are:[1]

Main tributaries[change | change source]

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

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Le Fresquel (Y13-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  2. "Le Fresquel à Carcassonne [Pont Rouge]" (in French). Banque Hydro. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  3. "Source du Fresquel" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  4. "Confluence du Fresquel" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 22 March 2017.

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