Acari River (Rio de Janeiro)
|Acari River (Rio de Janeiro)|
|Main source||Serra do Gericinó, Rio de Janeiro state|
|River mouth||Rio Meriti
The Acari River rises in the Serra do Gericinó with its mouth on the Rio Meriti which separates the city of Rio from Duque de Caxias. The Acari flows through the city from the extreme west to the zona norte.
It is navigable but as it traverses the territories of three separate criminal gangs it has ceased to be used as a waterway.
Alligators can still be found in the river, but there are no longer any freshwater shrimp present. There is a popular wish for the river to be cleaned up and to become a major source of local income by offering recreation, fishing and transportation.
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