Río Blanco (Ponce, Puerto Rico)

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Río Blanco
Location
CountryPuerto Rico
RegionPonce
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationBarrio Anón
 - elevation2,970 feet (910 m)[1][note 1]
Mouth 
 - location
Prieto River
 - elevation
1,381 feet (421 m)[1][2]
Length2 km (1.2 mi)[3]
Basin features
ProgressionBarrio Anon
River systemRío Bucana
Tributaries 
 - leftQuebrada Jamiel
Map showing the location of Río Blanco among the other rivers in the municipality. The area in pink represents the urban zone of the city

Río Blanco (Spanish for white river) is a river in the municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. It is located in the northeastern area of the municipality. It empties into the Río Prieto.[4] Together with the Río Prieto, the Río Blanco is one of the two rivers in Ponce with their mouth at the highest elevation (both at 1,381 feet).[2] This river is one of the 14 rivers in the municipality.

Origin and course[edit]

The Río Blanco originates in the mountains of barrio Anón in Ponce,[5] right at the foot of PR-143, in the Toro Negro State Forest,[6] and cuts through the northern mountains of Barrio Anón.[7] It runs for about 1.8 kilometers before it is fed by Quebrada Jamiel (Jamiel Brook). After this it runs for about 0.2 kilometer before it feeds into Río Prieto, some 800 feet southwest of the intersection of PR-139 and Camino La Poblada.

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 18°08′38″N 66°36′29″W / 18.1438485°N 66.6079505°W / 18.1438485; -66.6079505[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Note: There is no agreed definition of a stream's source. Here the two-year-old information from the maps of the Government of Puerto Rico (dated 2009-2010) is used over the 30-year-old (dated 1981) information from the USGS as it is more consistent with 2000-2011 Google images.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Maptest. Archived 2010-02-18 at the Wayback Machine. Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. General Purpose Population Data, Census 2000. Unidad de Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Área de Tecnología de Información Gubernamental, Oficina de Gerencia y Presupuesto. Gobierno de Puerto Rico. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b US Geographical Survey.
  3. ^ Maptest. Archived 2010-02-18 at the Wayback Machine. Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. General Purpose Population Data, Census 2000. Unidad de Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Área de Tecnología de Información Gubernamental, Oficina de Gerencia y Presupuesto. Gobierno de Puerto Rico. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  4. ^ Government of the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce. Recursos Naturales. Ponce Ciudad Señorial. Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ General Purpose Population Data, Census 2000. Unidad de Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Área de Tecnología de Información Gubernamental, Oficina de Gerencia y Presupuesto. Gobierno de Puerto Rico. Archived 2010-08-12 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  6. ^ Bosques de Puerto Rico: Bosque Estatal de Toro Negro. Archived 2015-08-07 at the Wayback Machine. Hojas de Nuestro Ambiente. July 2008. [Publication/Issue: P-030] Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  7. ^ Historia de Nuestros Barrios: Barrio Anon, Ponce. Page 5. Accessed 27 May 2011.
  8. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Río Blanco

External links[edit]

  • USGS Hydrologic Unit Map – Caribbean Region (1974)