Polochic River

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Polochic river
Country Guatemala (Alta Verapaz, Izabal)
River mouth Lake Izabal
88 m (289 ft)
Physical characteristics
Length 194 km (121 mi)
  • Average rate:
    69.3 m3/s (2,450 cu ft/s) (at Telemán)
  • Left:
    Río Papalja, Río Tampoma, Río Actela, Río Boca Nueva, Río Secoc, Río Cahabón.
  • Right:
    Río Matanzas, Rio Jolomjix, Rio Chiquito, Rio Zarco.

The Polochic River (Spanish pronunciation: [poloˈtʃik]) is a 194-kilometre (121 mi) long river in eastern Guatemala.[1] It flows eastwards through a deep valley and flows into Lake Izabal at 15°28′00″N 89°22′00″W / 15.46667°N 89.36667°W / 15.46667; -89.36667Coordinates: 15°28′00″N 89°22′00″W / 15.46667°N 89.36667°W / 15.46667; -89.36667. The river is navigable for 30 kilometres (19 mi) to Panzós. It was used many years ago to transport coffee and timber, but most commercial transport in the river valley is now carried out by truck.