Coordinates: 44°38′37″N 2°33′45″E / 44.64361°N 2.56250°E / 44.64361; 2.56250
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The Truyère in Entraygues-sur-Truyère
Physical characteristics
 - locationMassif Central
 - elevation1,450 m (4,760 ft)
 - locationLot
 - coordinates44°38′37″N 2°33′45″E / 44.64361°N 2.56250°E / 44.64361; 2.56250
Length167 km (104 mi)
Basin size3,300 km2 (1,300 sq mi)
 - average60 m3/s (2,100 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionLotGaronneAtlantic Ocean
 - leftBès
 - rightGoul

The Truyère (Occitan: Truèire) is a river in southwestern France. It is the main tributary of the Lot river.

Geography[change | change source]

The Truyère river has a length of 167.2 km (103.9 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of 5,507 km2 (2,126 sq mi).[1]

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 69.5 cubic metres per second at Entraygues-sur-Truyèret.[2]

Course[change | change source]

The Truyère starts in the Margeride mountains, south-western Massif Central, north of Mende, in the "commune" of La Villedieu (Lozère department), at an altitude of about 1,460 m (4,790 ft).[3]

The Truyère flows to the west, in general, and passes through 2 regions, 3 departments and 44 communes:[1]

Finally, it flows, as a right tributary, into the Lot river, in Entraygues-sur-Truyèret, in the Aveyron department, at 228 m (748 ft) of altitude.[4]

The Garabit Viaduct is a bridge over the Truyère near Ruynes-en-Margeride that was built by Gustave Eiffel.

There are several dams over the river to produce hydroelectricity.

Main tributaries[change | change source]

The main tributaries of the Truyère river are:

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "La Truyère (O7--0250)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  2. "La Truyère à Entraygues-sur-Truyère" (in French). Banque Hydro. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. "Source de La Truyère" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  4. "Confluence de La Truyère" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 22 May 2014.

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