The Corb river is a small river in Catalonia, Catalonia. It rises at a spring near the village of Rauric, just west of the town of Santa Coloma de Queralt in central Catalonia, flows westwards past the villages of Llorac, Vallfogona de Riucorb, Guimerà, Nalec, Rocafort de Vallbona, Sant Martí de Maldà, Maldà, Belianes veers northwards across the plain where it disappears into a network of irrigation canals, its original course collects water again near the town of Bellpuig flows west until it joins the river Segre at Vilanova de la Barca, north-east of Lleida city. The Segre flows into the Ebro, one of Catalonia's major rivers, which enters the Mediterranean in the far south of Catalonia. Valldelcorb.info - website about the Corb valley and its villages Template:Catalonia-river-stub
Guadalentín is a river in Spain. It is a tributary of Segura; the Guadalentín River flows in the southeastern region of Spain. The Guadalentín River Basin is one of the largest in Spain; the Guadalentín Basin is a flat valley, comprises the Alto Guadalentín aquifer. The valley is contiguous on the south-east with fault systems. List of rivers of Spain
The Besòs is a river flowing through Catalonia, formed by the confluence of the Mogent and Congost rivers. It ends in the Mediterranean, its full watershed includes the following cities: Aiguafreda, La Garriga, Sant Fost de Campsantelles, Granollers, Montmeló, Mollet del Vallès, Montcada i Reixac, Santa Coloma de Gramenet and Sant Adrià de Besòs. Due to its Mediterranean climate, the river can have an extreme discrepancies in flow depending on the weather; the Besòs river has five main tributaries: Congost River Ripoll River Mogent River Tenes River de Caldes stream A non-navigable river, the Besòs was nonetheless a link between the Catalan coast and the interior. In the 10th century, the Rec Comtal was built to use the river for irrigation; as it passes through a industrialized area, it had the dubious honor of being the most contaminated river in Europe during the 1970s and 1980s. Since the mid-1990s, the river has been in the process of recovery; the Fòrum Universal de les Cultures, which took place in Barcelona during 2004, allowed the creation of a recreation area called Parc Fluvial del Besòs between the cities of Barcelona, Santa Coloma de Gramenet and Sant Adrià del Besòs.
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The Ripoll is a river in the comarca of Vallès Occidental, Spain. It covers the vast majority of the shire, crossing it from north to south, flows into the river Besòs, near Barcelona; the source of the river is located in the Serra de Granera, at 640 metres of elevation, it discharges in Montcada i Reixac, at 35.5 metres. It has a length of 39.5 kilometres, with a total of 181.5 kilometres, once its tributaries are included. It covers the vast majority of the comarca of Vallès Occidental, passing through the municipalities of Sant Llorenç Savall, Castellar del Vallès, Barberà del Vallès, Ripollet and Montcada i Reixac. Throughout the comarca, it crosses alluvial clay terrains, which erodes causing the river to carve a deep path into the soil. Throughout its history, the river was used by the inhabitants of the surrounding area for irrigation. Irrigation has been in place from at least the mid-10th century, when priests of Sant Llorenç built an irrigation system, still used to work the orchards along the riverside and mills to produce flour.
As modernization reached the area, most of the mills were reconverted to produce paper. However, by the 18th century, the production of paper had ceased to be a dominant industry along the river. During the 19th century, the mills of the riverside were reconverted again, this time into textile factories, which lasted until the late 20th century. Due to the dyes and chemicals used in the textile industry, the water of the river became polluted. More because of the Catalan textile crisis, most of the factories were abandoned or reconverted for other uses, lessening the strain on the river's water quality. There have been initiatives to recover the Ripoll for community recreation, by restoring the river, which had deteriorated due not only to industrial pollution but to the shanty towns made by immigrants who came to work in the mills from Southern Spain during the 1960s. In 1962, the Vallès Occidental suffered a period of strong floods followed by winds that devastated the shire and caused hundreds of deaths.
The immigrants from southern Spain who were poor and had settled in the riverside suffered the worst consequences. List of rivers of Catalonia Pictures of the floods and the snowfall of 1962 Sabadell City Council's website, which contains some pages with information about the river and its history Website talking about the floods of 1962 in Terrassa A section of the Ripollet City Council's website dedicated to the floods of 1962 Digital newspaper of the Cerdanyola City Council
The Júcar or Xúquer is a river on the Iberian Peninsula of Spain. The river runs for 509 km from its source at Ojuelos de Valdeminguete, on the eastern flank of the Montes Universales, Sistema Ibérico, its most important tributary is the Cabriel. River Júcar flows first southward and eastward through the towns of Cuenca, Alcalá del Júcar, Alzira and Cullera, a town located near its mouth into the Gulf of Valencia, Mediterranean Sea, it crosses the provinces of Cuenca and Valencia In 1982 the river Júcar broke the Tous's reservoir, causing the biggest flood in Spanish history with a flow speed of 16,000 cubic metres per second, killing more than 30 people. This flood was the most important one in the whole history of Spain in that times because the people thought that the Tous reservoir was indestructible; the flood was called La pantanada de Tous. List of rivers of Spain Confederació Hidrogràfica del Xúquer Plataforma Xúquer Viu Projecte de seguiment de la qualitat del Xúquer39°10′22.28″N 0°17′41.07″W
The Turia or Túria is a Spanish river which has its source in the Montes Universales in the mountain ranges of the northwesternmost end of the Sistema Ibérico, Teruel province. From its source to the city of Teruel, it is called Guadalaviar river, it runs through the provinces of Teruel and Valencia, discharges into the Mediterranean sea near the city of Valencia. The river is notorious for its floods; the flood which occurred on 14 October 1957, known as the Great Flood of Valencia, flooded large part of the city of Valencia, produced a great deal of damage to both life and property. To prevent this from happening in the future, a diversion project was devised, completed in 1969, the river was divided in two at the western city limits. During floods, most of the water is diverted southwards along a new course that skirts the city, until it meets the Mediterranean; the old course of the river has been turned into a central green-space for the city, a cultural attraction known as the garden of the Turia.
Not unlike the LA River man-made diversion channel south of the city is found dry, since water flows during periods of flooding. Under ordinary flow rates the waters are directed through irrigation channels to help cultivate the fertile plain of Valencia. Throughout history the water of the River Turia has been used to irrigate the region. In modern times, a complex network of irrigation has been created, with the main axis centred on the diversion project. Beyond irrigation, these channels take runoff and surplus waters from the Turia to the wetlands and marshes around Valencia; the old riverbed is now a verdant sunken park that allows cyclists and pedestrians to traverse much of the city without the use of roads. The park, called the'Garden of the Turia' boasts numerous ponds, fountains, football pitches, cafés, climbing walls, an athletics track, a zen garden and more; the many bridges overhead carry traffic across the park. Towards the park's eastern end is the Gulliver Park, a children's adventure playground featuring a huge fibreglass model of Lemuel Gulliver tied to the ground with ropes.
The model is constructed such. In addition, Gulliver's clothes form ladders on which to play. Towards the eastern end of the river course is the Valencian Music Palace. Marking the park's eastern extreme is Valencia's new City of Arts and Sciences. Two Metrovalencia stations lie beneath the riverbed, with entrances on either bank: Túria and Alameda. List of rivers of Spain Flight over River Turia video River Turia information with maps