Oued Guir

Oued Guir is an intermittent river or wadi that flows through the Drâa-Tafilalet and Oriental regions in southeastern Morocco and Béchar Province in western Algeria.[1]

Oued Guir
CountriesAlgeria and Morocco
Physical characteristics
  locationAtlas Mountains near Gourrama
Oued Saoura at Igli
498 m (1,634 ft)
Basin features
  rightBeni Yal, Oued Zelmou


The Oued Guir originates high in the Atlas Mountains 22 kilometres (14 mi) northeast of the town of Gourrama, Drâa-Tafilalet, then flows south to Boudenib and turns east, crossing into Oriental Region. Here it meets the Beni Yal and Oued Zelmou and turns south to the border with Algeria. After entering Algeria, the river enters the Djorf Torba dam, the continues past Abadla to Igli, where it merges with the Oued Zouzfana to form the Oued Saoura.[1]


  1. Merzougui, Touhami. "L'eau dans l'oasis de Béni Abbés : un patrimoine essentiel (Vallée de la Saoura, Sud Ouest algérien)" (PDF). Nature Vivante. Retrieved 21 February 2013.

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