Drâa River


Drâa River
River, southwestern Morocco.

Rising from two headstreams in the Atlas Mountains, it flows south to form much of the Algerian-Moroccan frontier before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Drâa. Although it is Morocco's longest river (700 mi [1,100 km] in length), all but the headstreams and upper course flow intermittently.

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also called  Oued Drâa  or  Wadi Drâa 

      intermittent stream (wadi) of southern Morocco. Rising from two headstreams, Dadès (Dadès River) and Imini, in the High Atlas (Haut Atlas) mountains of central Morocco, it flows southeastward to Tagounit, hence it courses southwestward, forming much of the Algerian-Moroccan frontier, to the Atlantic near Cap Drâa. Of its total length of 700 miles (1,100 km), the longest of any Moroccan river, all but the headstreams and upper course are usually dry. Ouarzazate and Zagora are important riverine oases.

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