Paraopeba River

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Paraopeba River
Rio paraopeba 01.JPG
Paraopeba River on the border of São Joaquim de Bicas and Betim.
Location
CountryBrazil
LocationMinas Gerais
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationCristiano Otoni
Mouth 
 - location
Três Marias Dam
Length510 km (320 mi)

The Paraopeba River is a river in Brazil, flowing in the state of Minas Gerais. In the Tupi language 'Para" means "great river or sea", and "peba means"flat" . The full name therefore means something like "flat river".

The source of the river is situated south of the municipality of Cristiano Otoni, Minas Gerais. The mouth is at the Três Marias Dam in the municipality of Felixlândia in the same state. The length of the river is 510 kilometres (320 mi) and its basin covers an area of 12,090 square kilometres (4,670 sq mi) and 35 municipalities. The most important tributaries are the Macaúba River, the Camapuã River and the Manso River (Minas Gerais). The Paraopeba River is one of the most important tributaries of the São Francisco River, ensuring the yearlong navigability of that river.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Minas Gerais. Instituto Mineiro de Gestão das Águas (IGAM). Estudos das Metas De Qualidade Bacia Hidrográfica do Rio Paraopeba (2005). Disponível em: <"Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-08-04. Retrieved 2007-08-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)>. Acessado em 27 de setembro de 2008.

Coordinates: 18°12′51″S 45°15′46″W / 18.214167°S 45.262778°W / -18.214167; -45.262778