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Rivers of Mexico

Rivers of Mexico

Rivers of Mexico, depending on the direction of the flow, can flow into the Gulf of Mexico, the waters of the Caribbean Sea or the Pacific Ocean. But some of the country's rivers are part of closed drainage basins..

Teuantapek River (Kievchapa)

Tehuantapek is a large river in the country, geographically located in its southern part (Oaxaca state). The total length of the river channel is about two hundred and forty kilometers. Several smaller streams flow into the river. The waters of the Tehuantapek River are actively used by people living on its banks..

Usumasinta river

The river belongs to two states - Mexico and Guatemala. The river passes through the territory of Mexico in its southeastern part. The total length of the river channel is 560 kilometers.

The river is the deepest not only in the country, but throughout Central America. The source of the river is the confluence of two rivers - Salinas and Pasion. Usumacinta itself serves as a natural border between Guatemala and Chiapas (one of the border states of Mexico).

The banks of the river are interesting in terms of sightseeing, as there are the ruins of Mayan cities. You can get to them only by the river and accompanied by experienced guides.

Grihalva river

Grihalva is one of the largest and most beautiful rivers in the country. The delta of the river is especially picturesque. The river owes its name to Juano de Grijalva, a conquistador who visited these places in 1518. It was originally called Tabasco.

The river has always played a special role. Initially, it is an important shipping channel. In the modern world, the Grihalva channel is blocked by several dams, and the most powerful hydroelectric power plants provide electricity to the entire region..

Thanks to its beautiful landscapes, the river attracts lovers to go on a boat trip.

Papaloapan river

The river bed runs through the state of Veracruz (southern Mexico). The source of the Papaloapan River is located near the borders of Mexico. It is formed by the confluence of the rivers Valle Nacional and Santo Domingo (they descend from the eastern Sierra Madre) and the Tonto River. The mouth of the river is the Alvarado lagoon (located near the city of the same name). The total length of Papaloapan is one hundred twenty two kilometers.

Yaki river

The river is territorially fully owned by Mexico and runs through the state of Sonora. The source of the Yaqui is the foothills of the Western Sierra Madre. The total length of the channel is about seven hundred kilometers. The mouth of the river - the waters of the Gulf of California (the confluence is located in the vicinity of the city of Ciudad Obregon).

The river is blocked by dams in several places. And the largest reservoir is El Novillo. Yaki waters are actively used by local residents for irrigation of agricultural lands. However, the river is home to sharp-snouted crocodiles..


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