Lède

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Coordinates: 44°26′40″N 0°37′03″E / 44.44444°N 0.61750°E / 44.44444; 0.61750
Lède
River
The Lède river at Casseneuil
The Lède river at Casseneuil
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Lot-et-Garonne
Communes Lacapelle-Biron, Gavaudun, Monflanquin, Lédat, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Casseneuil
City Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Source
 - location Blanquefort-sur-Briolance, Lot-et-Garonne, France
 - elevation 205 m (673 ft)
 - coordinates 44°37′10″N 0°56′22″E / 44.61944°N 0.93944°E / 44.61944; 0.93944
Mouth Lot
 - location Casseneuil, Lot-et-Garonne, France
 - elevation 40 m (131 ft)
 - coordinates 44°26′40″N 0°37′03″E / 44.44444°N 0.61750°E / 44.44444; 0.61750
Length 54.1 km (34 mi)
Basin 411 km² (159 sq mi)
Discharge for Casseneuil
 - average 2.23 /s (79 cu ft/s)
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The Lède is a river of south-western France that flows through the Lot-et-Garonne department, in the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. It is a right tributary of the Lot river.

Geography[change | change source]

The Lède has a length of about 54.1 km (33.6 mi), and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 440 km2 (170 sq mi).[1]

Valley of the Lède at Gavaudun

Its average yearly discharge is 2.23 m3/s (79 cu ft/s) at Casseneuil where the Lède joins the Lot. The largest discharges are during winter, with 5.38 m3/s (190 cu ft/s) in February.[2]

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Casseneuil

Course[change | change source]

The Lède starts in the place known as Capoulèze in the commune of Blanquefort-sur-Briolance at an elevation of about 205 m (673 ft).[3]

It flows generally to the southwestwest and passes through the communes, all in the Lot-et-Garonne department, of Blanquefort-sur-Briolance, Lacapelle-Biron, Paulhiac, Laussou, Gavaudun, La Sauvetat-sur-Lède, Monflanquin, Montagnac-sur-Lède, Salles, Lédat (it takes its name from the river), Villeneuve-sur-Lot and Casseneuil, where it flows into the Lot.

It joins the Lot on its right bank, at about 40 m (131 ft) of altitude.[4]

Tributaries[change | change source]

Most of tributaries of the Lède river are very short; only two tributaries are over 10 km long:

  • Laussou - 13.2 km;[5]
  • Leyze - 12.9 km.[6]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "La Lède (O87-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  2. "La Lède à Casseneuil" (in French). Banque Hydro. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  3. "Source de la Lède" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  4. "Confluence de la Lède" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  5. "Le Laussou (O8720500)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  6. "La Leyze (O8760500)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 22 March 2015.

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