Foix (river)

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Catalonia Foix river dam.jpg
Foix reservoir, view from Castellet
Country Spain
Basin features
Main source 800 m (2,600 ft)
River mouth Mediterranean Sea
Basin size 312 km2 (120 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 41 km (25 mi)
  • Average rate:
    0.28 m3/s (9.9 cu ft/s)

The Foix (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈfoʃ]) is a river in Catalonia in the province of Barcelona, northeastern Spain. Its source is near La Llancuna in the Comarca of Anoia 800 m above the sea. Later it runs through the Comarca of Alt Penedès, where it feeds a reservoir in the nature reserve of Parc del Foix since 1928, which is highly important for the drinking water supply of the densely populated coastal plain between Barcelona and Tarragona. Then it goes through the Comarca of Garraf from north to the south where it ends into the Mediterranean Sea west of the village of Cubelles. This little delta became an important natural reserve and recreational area after the campground ″Camping Paradiso″ was removed in the late 1990s.

For most of the year, the river is dried up because of the dam and because of hot-summer climatical reasons. That can suddenly change in the winter months when heavy rain comes down in the mountains.

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Coordinates: 41°25′20″N 1°33′55″E / 41.42222°N 1.56528°E / 41.42222; 1.56528