The Guil (French: le Guil) is a 51.6-kilometre (32.1 mi) long river in the Hautes-Alpes département, southeastern France.[1] Its drainage basin is 727 km2 (281 sq mi).[2] Its source is several small streams which converge into the lake Lestio, at Ristolas. It flows generally west, through the Queyras. It is a left tributary of the Durance into which it flows at Guillestre.

Guil
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The Guil.
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Location
CountryFrance
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationRistolas
 • coordinates44°41′14″N 07°03′56″E / 44.68722°N 7.06556°E / 44.68722; 7.06556
 • elevation2,510 m (8,230 ft)
Mouth 
 • location
Durance
 • coordinates
44°40′01″N 06°36′05″E / 44.66694°N 6.60139°E / 44.66694; 6.60139Coordinates: 44°40′01″N 06°36′05″E / 44.66694°N 6.60139°E / 44.66694; 6.60139
 • elevation
875 m (2,871 ft)
Length51.6 km (32.1 mi)
Basin size727 km2 (281 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average17 m3/s (600 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionDuranceRhôneMediterranean Sea

Communes along its courseEdit

This list is ordered from source to mouth: Ristolas, Abriès, Aiguilles, Château-Ville-Vieille, Arvieux, Eygliers, Guillestre

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - Le Guil (X02-0400)".
  2. ^ Bassin versant : Guil (Le), Observatoire Régional Eau et Milieux Aquatiques en PACA

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