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Confluence of Alagnon and Alagnonnette
|Departments||Cantal, Haute-Loire, Puy-de-Dôme|
|- left||Allanche, Sianne, Bave, Auze|
|- right||Arcueil, Alagnonnette, Violette|
|Source||Mounts of Cantal|
|- location||Laveissière, Cantal, France|
|- elevation||1,590 m (5,217 ft)|
|- location||Auzat-la-Combelle, Puy-de-Dôme, France|
|- elevation||390 m (1,280 ft)|
|Length||85.9 km (53 mi)|
|Basin||1,042 km² (402 sq mi)|
|- average||11.9 m³/s (420 cu ft/s)|
The Alagnon is a French river that starts in the Massif Central within the Regional Natural Park of the Volcanoes of Auvergne (French: Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne) and that flows through the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It is a left tributary of the Allier.
The Alagnon river has a length of 85.9 km (53.4 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of 1,042 km2 (402 sq mi).
Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Lempdes-sur-Allagnon (50 years)
The Alagnon river starts in the Mounts of Cantal (Massif Central), near the Puy Bataillouse mountain, commune of Laveissière, at an altitude of about 1,590 m (5,217 ft), in the Cantal department. First, it flows to the east, near the Super Lioran ski resort, and gets into a gorge and, then, into a valley near Murat. The river flows in general to the northeast and gets into deep gorges in Lempdes-sur-Allagnon.
The Alagnon river flows through the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, 3 departments and 23 communes. Two communes are named after the river: La Chapelle-d'Alagnon and Lempdes-sur-Allagnon. It flows through the following communes, among others:
- Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
The main tributaries, over 20 km long, of the Cère river are:
The Alagnon and the Léotoing castle.
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