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This beautifully restored old mill is reflected in the Sor which crosses the town in the Tarn Soual ...

According to Wikipedia :

" The Sor is a river in southern France flowing in the departments of Tarn and Haute -Garonne. It is a tributary of the left bank Agout , so a sub- tributary of the Garonne by Agout then the Tarn.

Tributary of the Agout the Sor its confluence upstream bridge Vielmur -sur- Agout in the department of Tarn. Sor is a river with a total length of 60.8 kilometers of length1 ; it drains a catchment area of approximately 380 km2 basin. It rises in the town of Arfons near the hamlet of Escudiès , 750 m above sea level in the Black Mountain. Downstream Arfons , Sor receives the waters of the creek and its Aiguebelle bed reaches 5 meters wide. Some sources swell its flow , then it reaches the lake where Cammazes pour streams of Sénadou and Saurette . At the outlet of the dam Cammazes , Sor began its descent towards the plain with a drop of more than 300 m reached in a few kilometers. Deep gash over his massive Black Mountain and waterfalls succeed as cascade Malamort above Durfort . Sor then joined the plain ( where some of its waters are diverted to the Canal du Midi via the channel of the Plain ), its course becomes regular and receives many tributaries flowing down the slopes of the northern slopes of the Montagne Noire. In particular, from upstream to downstream , the Laudot the Avaris , the Melzic the Taurou , Sant and Bernazobre , the latter two being the most powerful . Sor receives the majority of its tributaries plain. However, in summer , irrigation uses these rivers drying up sometimes . Low flow measured Cambounet -sur- Sor is largely undervalued , and we made ​​sure it does not go below 100 liters per second. Finally, Sor and Sant are used to produce drinking water. The flow of Sor is found and cut about 1,400 liters of water per second ( partially offset by a water diversion channel of the Black Mountain ) . Sor remains relatively abundant river , the dam has Cammazes regulate formerly frequent floods , but has a greatly restricted the flow agriculture ... "

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