Arros River

Infobox River | river_name = Arros



image_size = 200px
caption = The Arros in Saint-Sever-de-Rustan
origin = Baronnies of Pyrenees
mouth = Adour
coord|43|39|44|N|0|1|41|W|name=Adour-Arros|display=inline,title
basin_countries = France
length = 131 km
elevation =
discharge = 9 m³/s
watershed = 947 km²

The Arros, is a right tributary of the Adour, in the Southwest of France.

Name

The name "Arros" is based on the root Arr- 'stone' and the suffix -os.

Geography

The Arros rises in the Baronnies of Pyrenees, southeast of Bagnères-de-Bigorre, below the Signal de Bassia (1 921 m).

It flows north through a narrow valley defended by the castle of Mauvezin and the bastide of Tournay. It joins the Adour before it turn west, upstream from Riscle.

Départements and towns

*Hautes-Pyrénées: Bourg-de-Bigorre, Tournay, Chelle-Debat
*Gers: Montégut-Arros, Villecomtal-sur-Arros, Plaisance.

Main tributaries

*(L) Esqueda, from Banios
*(L) Luz, from Lies
*(L) Arredou, in Tournay
*(L) Arret Daban or Arret Devant,
*(L) Arret Darré, in Gonez
*(R) Bouès, from Capvern

References

*http://www.geoportail.fr
* [http://sandre.eaufrance.fr/app/chainage/courdo/htm/Q0--0250.php?cg=Q0--0250 The Arros at the Sandre database]


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