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ⓘ Echez. The Echez is a river in southwestern France that flows through in the Occitanie region. It is a left tributary of the Adour river, in the French departme ..




Echez
                                     

ⓘ Echez

The Echez is a river in southwestern France that flows through in the Occitanie region.

It is a left tributary of the Adour river, in the French department of Hautes-Pyrenees.

                                     

1. Geography

The Echez river has a length of 64.1 km 40 mi, and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 411 km 2 159 sq mi.

Course

The Echez river is born at the foot of the Pic de la Clique mountain in the commune Germs-sur-l’Oussouet to the east of Lourdes, then if flows to the north, flowing through the western side of the city of Tarbes and of the valley of the Adour river. It joins the Adour as a left tributary in Maubourget.

                                     

2. Tributaries of the Echez

Some of the important tributaries of the Echez are:

Left tributaries:

  • Souy; 25.8 km;
  • Geline; 7.2 km;
  • Geune; 10.6 km;
  • Lis; 29.6 km;

Right tributaries:

  • Aube; 9.1 km;
  • Gespe; 9.1 km;
                                     

3. Towns along the river

The Echez river flows only in the Hautes-Pyrenees department; it flows through the cities and towns Les Angles, Arcizac-ez-Angles, Escoubes-Pouts, Orincles, Barry, Benac, Louey, Juillan, Tarbes, Borderes-sur-lEchez, Oursbelille, Bazet, Andrest Vic-en-Bigorre, Nouilhan, Maubourguet.