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Dourbie
River
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Pont de la Prade over the Dourbie at Nant
Country France
Region Occitanie
Departments Gard, Aveyron
Commune Dourbies, Saint-Jean-du-Bruel, Nant, Millau
Tributaries
 - right Trèvezel
City Millau
Source Mont Aigoual
 - location Arphy, Massif Central, France
 - elevation 1,290 m (4,232 ft)
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Mouth Tarn
 - location Millau, Occitanie, France
 - elevation 350 m (1,148 ft)
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Length 71.9 km (45 mi)
Basin 568 km² (219 sq mi)
Discharge for Millau
 - average 13.7 /s (484 cu ft/s)
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The Dourbie is a river in southern France that flows through the Gard and Aveyron deparments. It is a left tributary of the Tarn river.

Geography

Dourbie river at Saint-Jean-du-Bruel
Dourbie river at Saint-Jean-du-Bruel

The Dourbie river has a length of 71.9 km (44.7 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of 568 km2 (219 sq mi).

Course

The source of the Dourbie is in the Cévennes National Park, on the southern side of Mont Aigoual in the commune of Arphy, in the Gard department, at an altitude of 1,290 m (4,232 ft).

It flows generally to the west and, in its lower parts, flows through the Regional Natural Park of Grands Causses.

The Dourbie passes through the departments and communes of:

  • Gard : Arphy, Dourbies, Bréau-et-Salagosse, Trèves, Revens
  • Aveyron : Saint-André-de-Vézines, Nant, Saint-Jean-du-Bruel, Millau, La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite

Finally, it flows, as a left tributary, into the Tarn river in the city of Millau, at about 350 m (1,148 ft) of altitude.

Main tributaries

  • Left tributary
    • Ruisseau de Garène - 17.4 km;
  • Right tributary
    • Trèvezel - 29.6 km;

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