Gave de Pau

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Gave de Pau
Orthez Pont.JPG
Gave de Pau in Orthez.
Country France
Basin features
Main source Pyrenees
River mouth Gaves réunis
43°32′24″N 1°5′24″W / 43.54000°N 1.09000°W / 43.54000; -1.09000 (Gaves réunis-Gave de Pau)Coordinates: 43°32′24″N 1°5′24″W / 43.54000°N 1.09000°W / 43.54000; -1.09000 (Gaves réunis-Gave de Pau)
Progression Gaves réunisAdourAtlantic Ocean
Basin size 5,200 km2 (2,000 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 183 km (114 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    82 m3/s (2,900 cu ft/s)

The Gave de Pau is a river of south-western France. It takes its name from the city Pau, through which it flows. The river is 183 kilometres (114 mi) long, and its source is at the Cirque de Gavarnie in the Pyrenees mountains. The Gave de Pau joins the Gave d'Oloron in Peyrehorade to form the about 10-kilometre (6 mi) long Gaves réunis (united Gaves), which is a left tributary of the Adour. The Gaves réunis is often considered to be part of the Gave de Pau.

Its main tributaries are the Béez, the Néez, the Ouzoum and the Ousse.

The Gave de Pau flows through the following départements and towns:

Maintenance work on the bed of the river

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