Calavon

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Calavon
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The Calavon crossed by the Pont Julien near Bonnieux
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Location
Country France
Physical characteristics
Source 
  locationBanon
  coordinates 44°02′10″N05°38′32″E / 44.03611°N 5.64222°E / 44.03611; 5.64222
  elevation420 m (1,380 ft)
Mouth  
  location
Durance
  coordinates
43°51′19″N04°59′16″E / 43.85528°N 4.98778°E / 43.85528; 4.98778 Coordinates: 43°51′19″N04°59′16″E / 43.85528°N 4.98778°E / 43.85528; 4.98778
  elevation
57 m (187 ft)
Length86.7 km (53.9 mi)
Basin size1,027 km2 (397 sq mi)
Discharge 
  average0.89 m3/s (31 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Progression DuranceRhôneMediterranean Sea

The Calavon (French : le Calavon, also called le Coulon) is an 86.7-kilometre (53.9 mi) long river in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Vaucluse départements , southeastern France. [1] Its drainage basin is 1,027 km2 (397 sq mi). [2] Its source is near Banon. It flows generally west-southwest. It is a right tributary of the Durance into which it flows at Caumont-sur-Durance, near Cavaillon.

Contents

Départements and communes along its course

This list is ordered from source to mouth:

Notes

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Caumont-sur-Durance Commune in Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur, France

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Buëch

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Aubignosc Commune in Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur, France

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Ubaye

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Clarée

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The canton of Cavaillon is a French administrative division in the department of Vaucluse and region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Bléone

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Asse (river)

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Department in Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur, France

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Méouge

The Méouge, is a 39-kilometre (24 mi) river in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur regions of the south of France. It rises in the Drôme near the town of Séderon and crosses into the Hautes-Alpes at Barret-sur-Méouge where it carves the spectacular tourist attraction, the Gorges de la Méouge, through the limestone platform. Near the communities of Châteauneuf-de-Chabre and Antonaves it joins the river Buëch which in turn flows into the Durance and the Rhône. Its drainage basin is 229 km2 (88 sq mi).

Dôa

The Dôa is a torrent in the French department of the Vaucluse. From its source near the town of Viens it flows along the southern flanks of the Vaucluse mountains until flowing into the Calavon near Apt. Via the Calavon, the stream belongs to the catchment area of the Durance and Rhône.

References

  1. Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - le coulon ou le calavon (X34-0400)".
  2. Bassin versant : Calavon-Coulon (Le), Observatoire Régional Eau et Milieux Aquatiques en PACA

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