Tarn (river)

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Tarn
Tarn River in Saint-Chely-du-Tarn 08.jpg
The Tarn in Saint-Chély-du-Tarn, Gorges du Tarn Causses
Tarn (rivière).png
Path of the Tarn [1]
Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
SourceMont Lozère
 - locationCévennes, France
 - coordinates44°24′53″N 3°48′54″E / 44.41472°N 3.81500°E / 44.41472; 3.81500
 - elevation1,550 m (5,090 ft)
MouthGaronne
 - locationMoissac, France
 - coordinates44°05′10″N 1°02′33″E / 44.086111°N 1.0425°E / 44.086111; 1.0425Coordinates: 44°05′10″N 1°02′33″E / 44.086111°N 1.0425°E / 44.086111; 1.0425
Length380 km (240 mi)
Basin size15,700 km2 (6,100 sq mi)
Discharge 
 - average140 m3/s (4,900 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionGaronneAtlantic Ocean

The Tarn is a river in southern France, tributary of the Garonne river. The Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne departments are named after this river.

Geography[change | change source]

The Tarn river has a length of 380.6 km (236.5 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of 15,700 km2 (6,062 sq mi).[1]

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 233 m3/s (8,200 cu ft/s) at Moissac, near the confluence with the Garonne, in the Tarn-et-Garonne department for a period of 57 years.[2]

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Moissac

Course[change | change source]

The source of the Tarn is on the Mont Lozère, in the Cévennes, southeastern Massif Central, in the commune of Le Pont-de-Montvert, Lozère department, at an altitude of about 1,560 m (5,118 ft).[3]

The Tarn flows to the southwest, in general, and passes through the following regions, departments and communes:

The Tarn river flows through a total of 104 communes.[1]

Finally, it flows, as a right tributary into the Garonne near Moissac, in the Tarn-et-Garonne department, at 23 m (75 ft) of altitude.[4]

Main tributaries[change | change source]

Confluence of Tarn and Garonne rivers near Boudou

The main tributaries, with a length greater than 25 km, of the Tarn are:

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Le Tarn (O---0100)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  2. "Le Tarn à Moissac" (in French). Banque Hydro. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  3. "Source du Tarn" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  4. "Confluence du Tarn" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  5. "Le Tarnon (O30-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  6. "La Jonte (O31-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  7. "La Dourbie (O33-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  8. "Le Cernon (O34-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  9. "Le Dourdou de Camarès (O35-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  10. "Le Rance (O37-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  11. "L'Agout (O4--0250)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  12. "La Muze (O34-0430)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  13. "L'Alrance (O36-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  14. "Le Tescou (O49-0430)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  15. "L'Aveyron (O5--0250)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  16. "Le Lemboulas (O59-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 31 May 2014.

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