Lake Apanás

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Lake Apanás
Apanaslake.jpg
Location Jinotega, Nicaragua
Coordinates 13°11′40″N 85°58′35″W / 13.1944957°N 85.9764282°W / 13.1944957; -85.9764282Coordinates: 13°11′40″N 85°58′35″W / 13.1944957°N 85.9764282°W / 13.1944957; -85.9764282
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Tuma River
Primary outflows Tuma River
Basin countries Nicaragua
Surface area 51 km2 (20 sq mi)
Official name Lago de Apanás-Asturias
Designated November 8, 2001[1]

Lake Apanás is a reservoir located in northern Nicaragua and formed by Mancotal Dam on the Tuma River to the north of Jinotega department (border with Honduras). The reservoir has an area of 51 square kilometers.

It is a source of much of nation's hydropower for the Centro América Power Plant.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ramsar List". Ramsar.org. Archived from the original on 9 April 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2013.