Desaguadero River

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The river near the town of Desaguadero, eastern Mendoza

The Desaguadero River (Spanish: Río Desaguadero, Spanish pronunciation: [ˈri.o ðesaɣwaˈðeɾo]) is a river in Argentina.

It is one of the major rivers that supplies the irrigated areas of Cuyo, and it flows in the eastern border of that region.[1]


The river marked the traditional boundary between the vice-royalties of Buenos Aires and Peru.[2]

Map of the Colorado River (in orange) and Desaguadero River (in yellow) drainage basins