List of rivers of El Salvador

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This is a list of rivers in El Salvador.

El Salvador has 58 river basins which all drain in the Pacific Ocean.[1] The total amount of water discharged into the Pacific is 19 million m³ in a normal year.[2] Additionally, there are several endorheic basins linked to a lake. Coatepeque lake is the largest endorheic basin in the country.[1]

By drainage basin[edit]

This list is arranged by drainage basin, with respective tributaries indented under each larger stream's name.

Pacific Ocean[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Mapas de Recursos Hídricos". San Salvador: Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales (SNET). Archived from the original on April 22, 2009. Retrieved May 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Water Resources Assessment of El Salvador" (PDF). United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). 1998. Archived from the original (pdf) on January 9, 2009. Retrieved May 4, 2009.