Sous River

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Sous River
Asif en Sus
Taroudant maroc.jpg
Sous River near Taroudannt
Country Morocco
Physical characteristics
Main source High Atlas
River mouth Atlantic Ocean
Length 180 km (110 mi)

The Sous River or Souss River (Berber: Asif en Sus, Arabic: واد سوس) is a river in mid-southern Morocco located in the Sous region. It originates in the High Atlas and flows west passing Aoulouz, Taroudannt, Oulad Teima, Inezgane and Aït Melloul. It forms a basin which is protected from the desertic climate of the Sahara by the Anti-Atlas mountains and is one of Morocco's most fertile regions.[1]

The Aoulouz Dam is the main dam on this river.

Sous River mouth near Agadir

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica. "Sous River". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 

Coordinates: 30°22′40″N 9°23′0″W / 30.37778°N 9.38333°W / 30.37778; -9.38333