Mouth of the River Andarax
|Origin||Cerro del Almirez, Almería|
|Mouth||Mediterranean Sea near Almería|
|Length||67 kilometres (42 mi)|
|Source elevation||2,509 metres (8,232 ft)|
|Mouth elevation||0 metres (0 ft)|
|Left tributaries||Barranco de las Navas, Río Chico Rambla de Tices|
|Right tributaries||Barranco de Cacín, Barranco del Portugués, Rambla de Arcora|
The Andarax (Spanish: río Andarax)—also, in its lower reaches, Almería River or River Almería (Spanish: río Almería)—is a river in the province of Almería, Andalusia, Spain. It arises in the easternmost part of the Sierra Nevada in the Cerro del Almirez. Its entire course is within the province of Almería. It flows through they Valley of Andarax south of the Sierra Nevada, running easterly, and joins the River Nacimiento at the village of Terque, below which it is more commonly called the Almería River.
It then turns southward and passes through the Tabernas Desert, where it receives the intermittent waters of the Rambla de Tabernas, its last significant tributary. It passes through the municipalities of Rioja, Pechina, Viator, and Benahadux, where it waters many citrus orchards. Finally, it reaches the sea on the outskirts of the city of Almería, forming a wide delta. The fertile plain of the delta has been slowly lost to the expanding city of Almería.
- This article incorporates information from the
- Hidrografía de La Alpujarra, aldearural.com. Accessed 2009-12-25.
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