Truyère

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Truyère
Entraygues-sur-Truyère JPG05.jpg
The Truyère in Entraygues-sur-Truyère.
Country France
Physical characteristics
Main source Massif Central
1,450 m (4,760 ft)
River mouth Lot
44°38′37″N 2°33′45″E / 44.64361°N 2.56250°E / 44.64361; 2.56250 (Lot-Truyère)Coordinates: 44°38′37″N 2°33′45″E / 44.64361°N 2.56250°E / 44.64361; 2.56250 (Lot-Truyère)
Length 167 km (104 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    60 m3/s (2,100 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Progression LotGaronneAtlantic Ocean
Basin size 3,300 km2 (1,300 sq mi)

The Truyère (French pronunciation: ​[tʁy.jɛːʁ]) is a 167-kilometre (104 mi) long river in south-western France, right tributary of the Lot River. Its source is in the south-western Massif Central, north of Mende, it flows generally west through the following départements and towns:

The Truyère flows into the Lot in Entraygues-sur-Truyère, its main tributaries are the Bès near Albaret-le-Comtal, and the Goul near Saint-Hippolyte.

The Truyère feeds several reservoirs, like the Lac de Grandval and the Lac de Barrage de Sarrans, to supply hydroelectricity.

The Garabit Viaduct, built by Gustave Eiffel, spans the Truyère near Ruynes-en-Margeride.

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