Agout

river in France

The Agout or Agoût (Occitan: Agot) is a river in southwestern France, left tributary of the Tarn river. It flows through the Occitanie region.

Agout
France - Giroussens - vallée de l'Agout.jpg
Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationMassif Central
Mouth 
 - locationTarn River
 - coordinates43°47′4″N 1°41′1″E / 43.78444°N 1.68361°E / 43.78444; 1.68361 (Tarn-Agout)Coordinates: 43°47′4″N 1°41′1″E / 43.78444°N 1.68361°E / 43.78444; 1.68361 (Tarn-Agout)
Length195 km (121 mi)
Basin size3,500 km2 (1,400 sq mi)
Discharge 
 - average55 m3/s (1,900 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionTarnGaronneAtlantic Ocean

Three communes have the name of the river in their names: La Salvetat-sur-Agout, Fraisse-sur-Agout and Vielmur-sur-Agout.

GeographyEdit

The Agout river has a length of 194.4 km (120.8 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of 3,497 km2 (1,350 sq mi).[1]

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 41 m3/s (1,400 cu ft/s) at Lavaur in the Tarn department.[2]

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Lavaur (56 years)[2]

CourseEdit

The source of the Agout is on the Monts d'Espinouse, in the southern Massif Central in the Parc Naturel Régional du Haut-Languedoc ("Regional Natural Park of High Languedoc"), in the commune of Cambon-et-Salvergues, Hérault department, at an altitude of about 1,060 m (3,478 ft).[3]

The Agout flows, in general, to the northwest and passes through the following regions, departments and communes:

The Agout river flows through a total of 36 communes.[1]

Finally, it flows, as a left tributary into the Tarn river at Saint-Sulpice, in the Tarn department, at 98 m (322 ft) of altitude.[4]

Main tributariesEdit

The main tributaries, with a length greater than 30 km, of the Agout are:

  • Left tributaries
    • Durenque - 31.5 km;[5] it joins the Agout in Castres.
    • Thoré - 61.6 km;[6]
    • Sor - 60.8 km;[7]
  • Right tributaries

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "L'Agout (O4--0250)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "L'Agout à Lavaur [Pont de Lavaur]" (in French). Banque Hydro. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  3. "Source de l'Agout" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  4. "Confluence de l'Agout" (in French). Géoportail. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  5. "La Durenque (O42-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  6. "Le Thoré (O43-0400))" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  7. "Le Sor (O45-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  8. "Le Gijou (O41-0430)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  9. "Le Dadou (O47-0400)" (in French). SANDRE - Portail national d'accès aux référentiels sur l'eau. Retrieved 29 September 2014.

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