Chepo River

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Chepo River
Country Panama

The Chepo River is a river of Panama in the Chepo District of Panama Province. It drains into the Pacific Ocean.

Course[edit]

The uppermost reaches of the Chepo is alternately called the Bayano River after the construction of the Bayano Dam that resulted in the 350-square-kilometre (140 sq mi) lake reservoir.[1] The headwaters of the Chepo encompass watercourses running south from the San Blas Mountains near the Caribbean along with other rivers draining parts of the Majé and Darien Mountains.[2]

The Mamoni River is a major tributary farther down stream.

Measuring 206 kilometres (128 mi) in length, the Chepo-Bayano is the third longest river of Panama.[3]

Coquira, in the lower reaches, is the main riverine port.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Rand McNally, The New International Atlas, 1993.
  • CIA map, 1995.

Coordinates: 8°59′53″N 79°06′49″W / 8.9980°N 79.1136°W / 8.9980; -79.1136