Jatibonico del Sur River
|Jatibonico del Sur|
Fishermen at the Jatibonico del Sur.
|⁃ elevation||220 m (720 ft)|
|0 m (0 ft) (Sea level)|
|Length||119.5 km (74.3 mi)|
|⁃ average||8.48 m3/s (299 cu ft/s)|
The river's source is located approximately 1 kilometre south of the town Iguará at 220 metres of altitude. The water then splits into two streams, running down from the heights of the municipality of Santa Clara . The southern one is Río Jatibonico del Sur, while the northern one is Río Jatibonico del Norte. The river's mouth is located at the tip of Jatibonico in a low and marshy area, about 15 kilometers south of the town El Jíbaro. The river has a total length of 119.5 kilometres, constituting the border between the municipalities of Taguasco and Jatibonico, as well as the latter and La Sierpe.
The water of the river is used for agriculture, especially rice plantations.
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