Cachapoal River

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Cachapoal River
Country Chile
River mouth Rapel Lake
Basin size 6,370 km2 (2,460 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 250 km (160 mi)
  • Average rate:
    92.3 m3/s (3,260 cu ft/s)

Cachapoal River is tributary river of the Rapel River in Chile located in the Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region. The river gives its name to the Cachapoal Province.

Cachapoal Valley[edit]

The valley takes its name from the Cachapoal River that flows through Rapel Valley along with its tributaries, the Claro and Cortaderal rivers. All these watercourses flow into Rapel Lake.

The climate of the valley is temperate and consistently Mediterranean, sheltered by the coastal range from the cooling influences of the Pacific Ocean.


Coordinates: 34°16′29″S 71°26′05″W / 34.27472°S 71.43472°W / -34.27472; -71.43472