Río Grande (Mendoza)

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Río Grande
Río Grande Mendoza Argentina.jpg
View of the river
Basin features
Main source Malargüe, Mendoza,  Argentina
4,600 m (15,100 ft) AMSL
River mouth Colorado River
Physical characteristics
Length 275 km (171 mi)
  • Average rate:
    107 m3/s (3,800 cu ft/s)

Río Grande (Spanish for "great river") is a river located in Malargüe Department to the south of Mendoza Province, Argentina. It arises in the confluence of the rivers Cobre and Tordillo on the Andes range near Chile and ends at the Colorado River in the Neuquén Province border. Its total length is 275 km. It's the most plentiful river of Mendoza with a flow of 107 m³/s.

The river is from 125 km of Malargüe city and its course is development through volcanic rocks cracks. Around exists untouched earth, but the local government plans to take advantage of its resources.


  • Right margin:

Cobre River, Santa Elena Stream, De las Cargas Stream, Tiburcio Stream, Valenzuela River, Montañez River, Del Yeso Stream, El Seguro Stream, Los Ángeles Stream, Pichú Trolón Stream, Chico River and Potimalal River.

  • Left margin:

Tordillo River, De la Pampa Stream, Del Infiernillo Stream, Del Totoral Stream, Carilaufquen Stream, De la Yesera Stream, Chacai-có Stream, Chequenco Stream and Agua Botada Stream.

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