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Dadou
River
Briatexte moulin.jpg
The Dadou river in Briatexte
Country France
Region Occitanie
Departments Tarn
Communes Saint-Salvi-de-Carcavès, Montdragon, Graulhet, Briatexte, Ambres
Tributaries
 - right Oulas, Assou
Source Saint-Salvi-de-Carcavès
 - location Monts de Lacaune, Massif Central, France
 - elevation 870 m (2,854 ft)
 - coordinates 43°47′19″N 2°37′32″E / 43.78861°N 2.62556°E / 43.78861; 2.62556
Confluence Agout
 - location Ambres, Tarn, France
 - elevation 115 m (377 ft)
 - coordinates 43°44′11″N 1°47′21″E / 43.73639°N 1.78917°E / 43.73639; 1.78917
Length 115.8 km (72 mi)
Basin 857 km² (331 sq mi)
Discharge for the confluence with the Agout
 - average 12 /s (424 cu ft/s)

The Dadou is a river in southwestern France, right tributary of the Agout river. It flows through the Tarn department, in the Occitanie region.

Geography

The Dadou river has a length of 115.8 km (72.0 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of 857 km2 (331 sq mi).

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 7.81 m3/s (276 cu ft/s) at Montdragon in the Tarn department.

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Montdragon (49 years)

Course

The source of the Dadou is on the Monts de Lacaune, in the southern Massif Central, in the commune of Saint-Salvi-de-Carcavès, Tarn department, at an altitude of about 870 m (2,854 ft).

The Agout flows, in general, to the west through the Tarn department and 26 communes. Some of the communes are Montdragon, Graulhet, Briatexte, Lacaze, Rayssac, Saint-Julien-du-Puy, Vénès, Saint-Genest-de-Contest, Le Masnau-Massuguiès, Saint-Salvi-de-Carcavès, Laboutarie, Lombers, Réalmont, Saint-Lieux-Lafenasse, Saint-Antonin-de-Lacalm, Le Travet, Teillet, Arifat, Mont-Roc, Paulinet, Giroussens, Saint-Jean-de-Rives, Ambres, Saint-Gauzens, Puybegon, Montredon-Labessonnié.

Finally, it flows, as a right tributary into the Agout river at Ambres, near Saint-Jean-de-Rives, in the Tarn department, at 115 m (377 ft) of altitude.

Main tributaries

The main tributaries of the Dadou are:

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