Piquirí River (São Lourenço)

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Piquirí River
Jaguar (Panthera onca palustris) female Piquiri River 2.JPG
Female Pantanal jaguar, Piquirí River
Piquirí River (São Lourenço) is located in Brazil
Piquirí River (São Lourenço)
Native nameRio Piquirí  (Portuguese)
Location
CountryBrazil
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationMato Grosso state
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
São Lourenço River
 ⁃ coordinates
17°18′28″S 56°43′12″W / 17.307772°S 56.719868°W / -17.307772; -56.719868Coordinates: 17°18′28″S 56°43′12″W / 17.307772°S 56.719868°W / -17.307772; -56.719868
Basin features
River systemSão Lourenço River

The Piquirí River (Portuguese: Rio Piquirí) is a river of Mato Grosso state in western Brazil. It is a tributary of the São Lourenço River.

Course[edit]

The Piquirí River rises in the south of Mato Grosso at the convergence of the Peixe de Couro and the Itiquira rivers. It flows west to the border between Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, where it is joined by the Correntes River. It continues to meander west along the border between Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, receiving the Braço de São Lourenço River from the right (north).[1] It defines the southern boundary of the Encontro das Águas State Park, joining the São Lourenço at the southwest boundary of the park.[2] The region, rich in watercourses, supports diverse pantanal vegetation.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Mapa Geológico do Estado de Mato Grosso (PDF), CPRM, retrieved 2016-08-02
  • PES Encontro das Águas (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-08-02