Palena River

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Palena River
Carrenleufú.jpg
Palena River at the top of the image
Basin countries Chile and Argentina
Length 240 km
Avg. discharge 130m3/s
Basin area 12,887 km2

The Palena River or Carrenleufú is a river shared by Chile and Argentina. It drains the waters of the Palena Lake, also shared by these nations. . Its sources are close to the border with Argentina and it flows into the Pacific Ocean.

This river has a regular glacial regime and rapid white waters, ideal for hydroelectric power plants. There are several projects at both sides of the border to use this power.

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Coordinates: 43°53′55″S 71°25′28″W / 43.89861°S 71.42444°W / -43.89861; -71.42444