Medellín River

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Medellín River.

The Medellín River (Spanish: Río Medellín), called Porce River (Spanish: Río Porce) during most of its course, is a river that flows through the Colombian city of Medellín and its metropolitan area. For many years an organization called Mi Río (My River) was involved in river cleanup projects.

For the river's first 60 kilometres (37 mi), it is referred to as the Medellín, and after that it is known as the Porce. It is a tributary of the Nechi River, which flows in turn into the Cauca River.[1]

Every year, the Christmas lighting of Medellín takes place on the Medellín River.

Porce III Dam[edit]

The river is the site of the Porce III Dam, which was completed in 2011.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Qualifying rounds in Colombian project". International Water Power & Dam Construction. 19 August 2004. Archived from the original on 25 May 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-24. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 

Coordinates: 6°05′24″N 75°38′17″W / 6.09000°N 75.63806°W / 6.09000; -75.63806