Vézère

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Coordinates: 44°52′53″N 0°53′28″E / 44.88139°N 0.89111°E / 44.88139; 0.89111
Vézère
River
Vezere01.jpg
Bridge over the Vézère in Montignac.
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Departments Corrèze, Dordogne
Communes Brive-la-Gaillarde, Montignac
Tributaries
 - left Brézou, Corrèze
 - right Bradascou, Loyre
Cities Brive-la-Gaillarde, Montignac
Source Meymac
 - location Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
 - elevation 900 m (2,953 ft)
 - coordinates 45°35′2″N 0°53′28″E / 45.58389°N 0.89111°E / 45.58389; 0.89111
Confluence Dordogne
 - location Limeuil, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
 - elevation m (16 ft)
 - coordinates 44°52′53″N 0°53′28″E / 44.88139°N 0.89111°E / 44.88139; 0.89111
Length 211.2 km (131 mi)
Basin 3,736 km² (1,442 sq mi)
Discharge for Campagne
 - average 57.7 /s (2,038 cu ft/s)
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The Vézère (Occitan: Vesera) is a river of southwestern France that flows through the Corrèze and Dordogne, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It is a right tributary of the Dordogne river.

The valley of the Vézère river is known for its prehistoric cave systems, with numerous cave paintings. UNESCO collectively designated these as a World Heritage Site in 1979.

Geography[change | change source]

The Vézère has a length of 211.2 km (131.2 mi), and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 9,656 km2 (3,728 sq mi).[1]

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 57.7 m3/s (2,040 cu ft/s) at Campagne in the Dordogne department.[2]

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Campagne (1968-2017)[2]

Course[change | change source]

The Vézère starts in the Plateau de Millevaches, part of the Massif Central, in the commune of Meymac, Corrèze department, at an elevation of about 900 m (2,953 ft).[3]

It flows generally southwest through the Corrèze and Dordogne departments before flowing into the Dordogne river in Limeuil at about 5 m (16 ft) of altitude.[4]

The Vézère flows through 1 region, 2 departments and 53 communes.[1] The main communes are:

Main tributaries[change | change source]

The main tributaries (more than 20 km long) of the Vézère river are:

  • Left tributaries
  • Right tributaries
    • Soudaine - 25.8 km;[8]
    • Bradascou - 33 km;[9]
    • Loyre - 45.3 km;[10]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "La Vézère (P---0100)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. http://services.sandre.eaufrance.fr/Courdo/Fiche/client/fiche_courdo.php?CdSandre=P---0100. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "La Vézère à Campagne" (in French). Banque Hydro. http://www.hydro.eaufrance.fr/stations/P4271010&procedure=synthese. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  3. "Sources de la Vézère" (in French). Géoportail. https://www.geoportail.gouv.fr/carte?c=2.101389,45.583889&z=16&l0=GEOGRAPHICALGRIDSYSTEMS.MAPS.SCAN-EXPRESS.STANDARD::GEOPORTAIL:OGC:WMTS(1)&permalink=yes. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  4. "Confluence de la Vézère" (in French). Géoportail. https://www.geoportail.gouv.fr/carte?c=0.891111,44.881389&z=15&l0=GEOGRAPHICALGRIDSYSTEMS.MAPS.SCAN-EXPRESS.STANDARD::GEOPORTAIL:OGC:WMTS(1)&permalink=yes. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  5. "Rivière d'Ars (P3010530)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. http://services.sandre.eaufrance.fr/Courdo/Fiche/client/fiche_courdo.php?CdSandre=P3010530. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  6. "Le Brézou (P31-0430)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. http://services.sandre.eaufrance.fr/Courdo/Fiche/client/fiche_courdo.php?CdSandre=P31-0430. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  7. "La Corrèze (P3--0250)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. http://services.sandre.eaufrance.fr/Courdo/Fiche/client/fiche_courdo.php?CdSandre=P3--0250. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  8. "La Soudaine (P30-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. http://services.sandre.eaufrance.fr/Courdo/Fiche/client/fiche_courdo.php?CdSandre=P30-0400. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  9. "Le Bradascou (P31-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. http://services.sandre.eaufrance.fr/Courdo/Fiche/client/fiche_courdo.php?CdSandre=P31-0400. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  10. "La Loyre (P32-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. http://services.sandre.eaufrance.fr/Courdo/Fiche/client/fiche_courdo.php?CdSandre=P32-0400. Retrieved 10 March 2017.

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