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Der Bouron in Marcillat-en-Combraille.

The Bouron in Marcillat-en-Combraille.

Water body code FR: K5074000
Location France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
River system Loire
Drainage via Tart cup → Cher → Loire → Atlantic Ocean
Source in the commune of Montaigut
46° 10′ 49″ N, 2° 47′ 49″ E
Source Height approx. 590m[1]
Mouth at the municipal boundary of Marcillat-en-Combraille and Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat into the TartasseCoordinates 46° 10′ 34″ N, 2° 35′ 11″ O
46° 10′ 34″ N, 2° 35′ 11″ O
Mouth height approx. 344m[1]
Height difference approx. 246 m
Bottom slope approx. 12 ‰
Length approx. 21 km[2]
Catchment area approx. 78 km²[2]
Flowing reservoirs Étang de la Prade, Étang de la Maison Neuve, Étang de Chez Minard

The Bouron is a river in France, running in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It rises in the commune of Montaigut under the name Ruisseau de la Prade, then changes it to Ruisseau de Bellaigues, finally drains as the Bouron in a generally westerly direction through the countryside of Combraille, and after about 21[2] Kilometres, it flows into the Tartasse as a left tributary at the municipal boundary of Marcillat-en-Combraille and Saint-Marcel-en-Marcillat. On its way, the Bouron crosses the departments of Puy-de-Dôme and Allier.

Places on the river

  • Montaigut
  • La Crouzille
  • Virlet
  • Marcillat-en-Combraille

Places of interest

  • Bellaigue Monastery in the commune of Virlet

Web links

Commons: Bouron– Collection of images, videos and audio files


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  2. a b c River length data based on information about the Bouron at SANDRE (French), retrieved 13 March 2012, rounded to full kilometers.