Abacaxis River

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Abacaxis River
Abacaxis River is located in Brazil
Abacaxis River
Country Brazil
Basin features
Main source Amazonas
River mouth 3°54′48″S 58°47′07″W / 3.913383°S 58.785378°W / -3.913383; -58.785378Coordinates: 3°54′48″S 58°47′07″W / 3.913383°S 58.785378°W / -3.913383; -58.785378
Tributaries
Physical characteristics
Length 610[1]

The Abacaxis River is a river in the Amazonas state in north-western Brazil. It is located east of the Madeira River and these two are connected via the Paraná Urariá.

Through the Paraná Urariá it is also connected to several other smaller rivers and ultimately Paraná do Ramos, which is a side channel of the Amazon River itself. The Abacaxis River also passes through Lake Guaribas.[2] The river flows through the 896,411 hectares (2,215,080 acres) Acari National Park created by president Dilma Rousseff in 2016 in the last week before her provisional removal from office.[3] The river forms the western boundary of the Alto Maués Ecological Station and of the Pau-Rosa National Forest.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ziesler, R.; Ardizzone, G.D. (1979). "Amazon River System". The Inland waters of Latin America. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. ISBN 92-5-000780-9. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Reis, Roberto E. (2003). Checklist of the freshwater fishes of Central and South America. EDIPUCRS. p. 642. ISBN 85-7430-361-5. 
  3. ^ PARNA do Acari (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-12 
  4. ^ Silvia de Melo Futada (17 October 2014), Dilma cria a Estação Ecológica Alto Maués (AM), a sétima Unidade Conservação esta semana (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-05-22