Creuse River in Argenton-sur-Creuse
|Origin||Plateau de Millevaches|
|Source elevation||932 m|
|Avg. discharge||81 m³/s|
|Basin area||9,570 km²|
The Creuse flows northwest through the following departments and towns:
- Creuse department (named after the river): Aubusson.
- Indre department: Argenton-sur-Creuse, Le Blanc.
- Indre-et-Loire department : Yzeures-sur-Creuse, Descartes
- Vienne department: La Roche-Posay
Dams and lakes
There are six hydroelectric dams on the river. Three are in the Creuse département with one at Chambon-Sainte-Croix aboveAnzeme, one at Les Chezelles near Le Bourg-d'Hem and one at L'Age upstream of La Celle-Dunoise. The remaining three are in the Indre including the Eguzon dam which was opened in 1926 and was, at the time, the largest dam in Europe. The lakes created by the dams are popular tourist destinations and several have artificial beaches and leisure facilities.
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