Lèze

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Lèze
The Lèze in Beaumont-sur-Lèze
The Lèze in Beaumont-sur-Lèze.
Location
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationLa Bastide-de-Sérou
 - coordinates43°02′02″N 01°29′03″E / 43.03389°N 1.48417°E / 43.03389; 1.48417
 - elevation570 m (1,870 ft)
Mouth 
 - locationAriège
 - coordinates43°27′48″N 01°25′07″E / 43.46333°N 1.41861°E / 43.46333; 1.41861Coordinates: 43°27′48″N 01°25′07″E / 43.46333°N 1.41861°E / 43.46333; 1.41861
 - elevation155 m (509 ft)
Length70.3 km (43.7 mi)
Basin size351 km2 (136 sq mi)
Discharge 
 - average2.01 m3/s (71 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionAriègeGaronneAtlantic Ocean

The Lèze is a river in southern France, a left tributary of the Ariège river. The river flows through the French departments of Ariège and Haute-Garonne.

Geography[change | change source]

The Lèze river has a length of 70.2 km (43.6 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 361 km2 (139 sq mi).[1]

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 1.96 m3/s (69 cu ft/s) at Labarthe-sur-Lèze in the Haute-Garonne department.[2]

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Labarthe-sur-Lèze

Course[change | change source]

The Lèze river starts in the Pyrenees mountain range in the southwest of the Ariège department, in the commune of La Bastide-de-Sérou, at an elevation of about 570 m (1,870 ft).[3]

It flows, in general, to the north and, after 70.2 km (43.6 mi), it joins the Ariège river as a left tributary, at an elevation of about 160 m (525 ft) at Clermont-le-Fort.[4]

Communes[change | change source]

The Lèze passes through 1 region (Occitanie), 2 departments and 20 communes; some of the communes are:[1]

Main tributaries[change | change source]

The main tributary of the Lèze river is the Latou, that is 17.2 km (10.7 mi) long.[5]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "La Lèze (O18-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  2. "La Lèze à Labarthe-sur-Lèze" (in French). Banque Hydro. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  3. "Source de la Lèze" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  4. "Confluence de la Lèze" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  5. "Le Latou (O1830500)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 23 March 2017.

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