Chapecó River

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Chapecó River
Chapecó River is located in Brazil
Chapecó River
Native name Rio Chapecó
Country Brazil
Basin features
Main source Santa Catarina state
River mouth Uruguay River
27°05′43″S 53°00′57″W / 27.095256°S 53.015777°W / -27.095256; -53.015777Coordinates: 27°05′43″S 53°00′57″W / 27.095256°S 53.015777°W / -27.095256; -53.015777
River system Uruguay River

The Chapecó River (Portuguese, Rio Chapecó[1]) is a river of Santa Catarina state in southeastern Brazil. It is a tributary of the Uruguay River.

The river is fed by streams rising in the Araucárias National Park, a 12,841 hectares (31,730 acres) conservation unit created in 2005.[2] Other headwaters rise in the 6,566 hectares (16,220 acres) Mata Preta Ecological Station, a fully protected area created in 2005.[3] The river supplies water to the municipality of Abelardo Luz, Santa Caterina. The Chapecó River Falls are one of the main attractions of the region.[4]

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  1. ^ Rio Chapecó at GEOnet Names Server
  2. ^ O Parque Nacional das Araucárias (in Portuguese), Apremavi: Associação de Preservação do Meio Ambiente e da Vida, retrieved 2016-04-29 
  3. ^ ESEC da Mata Preta (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-07-18 
  4. ^ "A Estação Ecológica da Mata Preta", Apremavi (in Portuguese), retrieved 2016-07-18