Sénia (river)

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Rio Sénia, Parc Naturals Els Ports-083.JPG
Upper course of the Sénia River in the Ports de Beseit
Origin Barranc del Salt, Ports de Beseit
Mouth Sòl de Riu, Mediterranean Sea
Basin countries Spain
Length 49 km (30 mi)
Source elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Mouth elevation 0 m
Basin area 197.7 km2 (76.3 sq mi)

The Sénia River (Catalan: Riu de la Sénia, Spanish: Río Cenia) is a river in the provinces of Castellón and Tarragona, Spain It begins its course at 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) in the Barranc del Salt, Ports de Beseit[1] limestone massif near La Pobla de Benifassà.

The Sénia flows from west to east marking the historical limits between Catalonia (Montsià) and the Valencian Community (Baix Maestrat). It ends its course in the Mediterranean Sea at Sòl de Riu.,[2] between Vinaròs and Alcanar municipalities. Its flow is highly irregular. Some years its riverbed remains dry during the whole stretch of its lower course.

The Ulldecona Reservoir is a dam built across three tributaries of the Sénia river in the Tinença de Benifassà area. With a surface of 116 hectares (290 acres) and a capacity of 11 cubic hectometres (8,900 acre·ft), this reservoir is very important for the irrigation of the fields of the region.


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  1. ^ Lo Riu Sénia - Centre Excursionista Ulldecona
  2. ^ "Mapa Topogràfic de Catalunya". Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya. Retrieved 9 - IX - 2010.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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Coordinates: 40°38′10″N 0°15′56″E / 40.63611°N 0.26556°E / 40.63611; 0.26556