Chone River

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Chone River (Chuni mayu)
Río de Chone
Desembocadura del Río Chone.jpg
Mouth of the Chone River looking east from the city of Bahía de Caráquez
Country Ecuador
State Manabí Province
 - elevation 400 m (1,312 ft)
 - coordinates 00°32′S 79°58′W / 0.533°S 79.967°W / -0.533; -79.967
Mouth Bahía de Caráquez
 - location Pacific Ocean, Ecuador
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 0°35′14″S 080°25′07″W / 0.58722°S 80.41861°W / -0.58722; -80.41861Coordinates: 0°35′14″S 080°25′07″W / 0.58722°S 80.41861°W / -0.58722; -80.41861
Basin 2,384 km2 (920 sq mi)
Discharge mouth
 - average 53 m3/s (1,872 cu ft/s)

The Chone River is a river of Ecuador situated in the Manabí Province.[1] The river is sourced from the mountains and flows into the Bahía de Caráquez (Bay of Caráquez) in the Pacific Ocean, near the town of Bahía de Caráquez.


The large Esperanza Dam (Represa de Esperanza) was completed on the Chone in 1985. It does not have any hydroelectric power component, but was constructed solely for irrigation and flood control.[2]

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  1. ^ Chone, Río de (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ Buckalew, James O.; James, Maurice; Scott, Lisa; Reed, Paul (1998), Water Resources Assessment of Ecuador (PDF), Mobile District and Topographic Engineering Center, United States Army Corps of Engineers, p. 1, archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011