Gardon d'Alès

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Coordinates: 44°01′59″N 4°07′56″E / 44.03306°N 4.13222°E / 44.03306; 4.13222
Gardon d'Alès
River
Gardon d'Alès in Alès.
Gardon d'Alès in Alès.
Country France
Region Occitanie
Departments Lozère, Gard
Main Communes Alès, La Grand-Combe, Saint-Christol-lès-Alès
Tributaries
 - left Avène
 - right Galeizon
City Alès
Source
 - location Saint-Privat-de-Vallongue, Lozère, France
 - elevation 780 m (2,559 ft)
 - coordinates 44°16′47″N 3°47′24″E / 44.27972°N 3.79000°E / 44.27972; 3.79000
Confluence Gardon
 - location Vézénobres, Gard, France
 - elevation 90 m (295 ft)
 - coordinates 44°01′59″N 4°07′56″E / 44.03306°N 4.13222°E / 44.03306; 4.13222
Length 60.6 km (38 mi)
Basin 444 km² (171 sq mi)
Wikimedia Commons: Gardon d'Alès

The Gardon d'Alès is a river in southeastern France, in the Lozère and Gard departments in the Occitanie region. It is a left tributary of the Gardon river.

Geography[change | change source]

The Gardon d'Alès river has a length of 60.6 km (37.7 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of 444 km2 (171 sq mi).[1]

Course[change | change source]

The Gardon d'Alès starts in the commune of Saint-Privat-de-Vallongue, Lozère department in the Cévennes National Park, at an altitude of about 780 m (2,559 ft).[2] From here, the river flows in general to the southeast.

The Gardon d'Alès joins the Gardon d'Anduze (the name of the upper Gardon or Gard river) between the communes Cassagnoles and Vézénobres. to the south of Alès, at an altitude of about 90 m (295 ft).[3]

The Gardon d'Alès flows through the Lozère and Gard departments, in the Occitanie region, and a total of 17 communes, 12 in the Gard department and 5 in the Lozère department:[1]

Main tributaries[change | change source]

The main tributaries, with a length greater than 20 km, of the Gardon d'Alès are the L'Avène, a left tributary 29.7 km (18.5 mi) long;[4] and the Le Galeizon, a right tributary 28.8 km (17.9 mi) long.[5]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Le Gardon d'Alès (V7150500)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  2. "Source du Gardon d'Alès" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  3. "Confluence de Gardon Gardon d'Alès et Gardon d'Anduze" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  4. "L'Avène (V7150720)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  5. "Le Galeizon (V7150620)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 16 March 2017.

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