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Coordinates: 44°38′37″N 2°33′45″E / 44.64361°N 2.56250°E / 44.64361; 2.56250
The Truyère river in Entraygues-sur-Truyère
The Truyère in Entraygues-sur-Truyère
Country France
Regions Occitanie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Departments Lozère, Cantal, Aveyron
Commune Entraygues-sur-Truyère
 - left Bès, Selves
 - right Goul
City Entraygues-sur-Truyère
Source Massif Central
 - location La Villedieu, Lozère, France
 - elevation 1,460 m (4,790 ft)
 - coordinates 44°43′38″N 3°33′43″E / 44.72722°N 3.56194°E / 44.72722; 3.56194
Mouth Lot
 - location Entraygues-sur-Truyère, Aveyron, France
 - elevation 228 m (748 ft)
 - coordinates 44°38′37″N 2°33′45″E / 44.64361°N 2.56250°E / 44.64361; 2.56250
Length 167.2 km (104 mi)
Basin 5,507 km² (2,126 sq mi)
Discharge for Entraygues-sur-Truyèret
 - average 69.5 /s (2,454 cu ft/s)
Wikimedia Commons: Truyère

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]

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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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