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Célé
River
Vue cele figeac aval.jpg
The Célé in Figeac
Country France
Regions Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Occitanie
Departments Cantal, Lot
Communes See list
Tributaries
 - right Ressègue, Rance, Veyre, Bervezou, Drauzou, Sagne
City Figeac
Source Massif Central
 - location Calvinet, Cantal, France
 - elevation 713 m (2,339 ft)
 - coordinates 44°28′28″N 1°38′54″E / 44.47444°N 1.64833°E / 44.47444; 1.64833
Mouth Lot river
 - location Bouziès, Lot, France
 - elevation 125 m (410 ft)
 - coordinates 44°28′28″N 1°38′54″E / 44.47444°N 1.64833°E / 44.47444; 1.64833
Length 104.4 km (65 mi)
Basin 1,289 km² (498 sq mi)
Discharge for Orniac
 - average 18.9 /s (667 cu ft/s)
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The Célé is a river in southern France. It is a right tributary of the Lot river; it is the second largest tributary of the Lot, after the Truyère.

Several communes have the name of the river in their names:Bagnac-sur-Célé, Marcilhac-sur-Célé, Sauliac-sur-Célé.

Geography

The Célé river has a length of 104.4 km (64.9 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of 1,289 km2 (498 sq mi).

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 17.90 cubic metres per second at Orniac.

Course

Le Célé
Le Célé in Marcilhac-sur-Célé

The Célé starts in the Massif Central, in the "commune" of Calvinet (Cantal department), at an altitude of about 713 m (2,339 ft).

The Célé flows to the west, in general, and passes through 2 regions, 2 departments and 26 communes:

  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
    • Cantal: Calvinet, Saint-Constant, Maurs, Le Trioulou, Mourjou, Fournoulès, Cassaniouze
  • Occitanie region
    • Lot: Viazac, Linac, Saint-Jean-Mirabel, Bagnac-sur-Célé, Figeac, Marcilhac-sur-Célé, Lunan, Corn, Camboulit, Boussac, Brengues, Saint-Sulpice, Espagnac-Sainte-Eulalie, Béduer, Cabrerets, Orniac, Sauliac-sur-Célé, Saint-Chels

Finally, it flows, as a right tributary, into the Lot river, in Bouziès, in the Lot department, at 125 m (410 ft) of altitude.

Main tributaries

The main tributaries of the Célé river are (only right tributaries because the left tributaries are small Streams):

Right tributaries:

  • Ressègue - 22.4 km
  • Rance - 35.9 km
  • Veyre - 32.9 km
  • Bervezou - 24 km
  • Drauzou - 22.6 km

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