Taurion

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Taurion
Country France
Basin features
Main source Limousin
785 m (2,575 ft)
River mouth Vienne
232 m (761 ft)
45°53′3″N 1°23′40″E / 45.88417°N 1.39444°E / 45.88417; 1.39444 (Vienne-Taurion)Coordinates: 45°53′3″N 1°23′40″E / 45.88417°N 1.39444°E / 45.88417; 1.39444 (Vienne-Taurion)
Progression VienneLoireAtlantic Ocean
Basin size 1,030 km2 (400 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 107 km (66 mi)
Discharge

The Taurion (Occitan: Taurion), as it is known in Haute-Vienne, or Thaurion, as it is known in Creuse, is a 107 km long river in western France, tributary of the Vienne river.

Its source is at an altitude of 785 m on the Plateau de Millevaches, on the flanks of the Puy de Groscher, near Gentioux in the commune of Gentioux-Pigerolles, in the Creuse département.

It passes under the bridge of Sénoueix, feeds the Lac de Lavaud-Gelade, before crossing the Rigole du diable. It flows into the Vienne on the right bank at Saint-Priest-Taurion, at 232 m elevation. Hydro-electric dams are built along the river, (La Roche Talamy, l'Étroit, Saint-Marc, Chauvan).

The Taurion flows through the following départements and towns:

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