Caffaro (river)

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Caffaro
Caffaro Oberlauf.jpg
Country Italy
Physical characteristics
Main source Passo del Termine
River mouth Lago d'Idro at Ponte Caffaro
368 m (1,207 ft)
Length 25 km (16 mi)

The Caffaro is a 25 km river of northern Italy whose course lies within the Province of Brescia, sometimes forming the border with Trentino. It belongs to the basin of Lago d'Idro.

Its source is on Cornone di Blumone, a peak in the Rhaetian Alps, near the Passo del Termine within the commune of Breno, in the Parco regionale dell'Adamello regional park. The river then runs through the Val di Caffaro entering the territory of Bagolino and flows into the Chiese just before the latter enters lago d'Idro at Ponte Caffaro.

The Caffaro’s principal affuents are the Riccomassimo, the Rio Frèi, the Dazare, the Bruffione, the Lajone, the Sanguinera, the Vaia, the Dasdanè, the Racigande, the Berga and the Leprazzo.

The river provides a significant source for the production of hydropower.

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Coordinates: 45°48′38″N 10°31′58″E / 45.81056°N 10.53278°E / 45.81056; 10.53278