Aragón (river) facts for kids
|Aragón River (Río Aragón)|
The Aragón river in Milagro
|Municipality||Canfranc, Jaca, Sangüesa, Milagro|
|- right||Esca, Irati, Arga|
|- location||Jaca, Aragon, Spain|
|- elevation||2,050 m (6,726 ft)|
|- location||Milagro, Navarre, Spain|
|- elevation||270 m (886 ft)|
|Length||190 km (118 mi)|
|Basin||8,609 km² (3,324 sq mi)|
|- average||41 m³/s (1,448 cu ft/s)|
The Aragón river has a length of 190 km (118 mi) and a drainage basin with an area, including the area of the Arga river, of 8,609 km2 (3,324 sq mi); without the Arga river, its chief tributary, the area is 5,850 km2 (2,259 sq mi).
The areas of the different parts of the watershed of the Aragón River are:
It leaves the high mountains and flows to the south through the Canfranc valley and then turns to the west in Jaca. In Jaca, its discharge is 8.15 m3/s (288 cu ft/s) but it is increased by some tributaries as Gas, Lubierre, Candanchú, Estarrún, Aragón Subordán, Aragón Veral and Esca. When the river gets into Yesa, where is the Yesa dam, the discharge is 38 m3/s (1,300 cu ft/s).
Below the dam, the Aragón river flows to the southwest into Navarre, and finally flows into the Ebro river at Milagro, where the discharge is 140 m3/s (4,900 cu ft/s).
The main tributaries of the Aragón river are in Navarre; these are Iratí, Cidacos and Arga.
- (in Spanish) Tras el curso del río Aragón RAC Vasco Navarro
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