Pastillo River

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Pastillo River
Rio Pastillo near PR-501 at Km 4.6 in Barrio Marueño (DSC02292A).jpg
Pastillo River near PR-501, km 4.6, in Barrio Marueño, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Country Puerto Rico
Location Ponce
Basin features
Main source Barrio Guaraguao, Ponce
435 feet (133 m)[2]
River mouth Rio Matilde
15 feet (4.6 m)[3]
Progression Marueño
Quebrada Limón
Canas
Canas Urbano
River system Río Matilde[1]
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Quebrada Limon
    Quebrada del Agua
Physical characteristics
Length 19 kilometers (12 mi)[4]
Map showing the location of Río Pastillo among the other rivers in the municipality. The area in pink represents the urban zone of the city

Pastillo River (Spanish: Río Pastillo) is a river in the municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. It is also known as Río Marueño (Marueño River) in the area of the municipality where it runs through barrio Marueño.[5] Together with Cañas River, Pastillo forms Matilde River. Pastillo is one of the 14 rivers in the municipality.

Origin[edit]

Pastillo River[note 1] has its origin in the northern mountains of Ponce's Barrio Marueño.[6] This river runs for approximately 19 kilometers (12 mi) before reaching barrio Canas in the city of Ponce where it merges with Río Canas to form Matilde River.[7] The Government of Puerto Rico has plans to canalize this river.[8]

Feeder streams[edit]

Quebrada Limón and Quebrada del Agua are two of the main feeder streams to Pastillo River.[9] Quebrada del Agua was diverted via canalization to drain directly to the Caribbean Sea.[10] In times of heavy rainfall, Quebrada del Agua was prone to overflow, as it happened on 7 October 1985, when 16 people died due to its flooding.[11]

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 18°00′07″N 66°38′26″W / 18.0019106°N 66.6404508°W / 18.0019106; -66.6404508[12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pastillo has sometimes been erroneously called Matilde River. For example HERE (Informe Ecologico de Flora y Fauna, Proyecto Gasoducto del Sur: Peñuelas, Ponce, Juana Díaz, Santa Isabel, Salinas. For: Proyecto Gasoducto del Sur - Peñuelas, Ponce, Juana Díaz, Santa Isabel, Salinas. By: ENSR (Piscatway, NJ) - AEE (Autoridad de Energia Electrica). Retrieved 26 November 2013.) states "Río Matilde: ... Hacia el Norte desde su intersección con la Quebrada del Agua se le conoce como Río Pastillo." Translated and paraphased: North of its intersection with Quebrada del Agua creek, Rio Matilde is known as Río Pastillo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Los Rios. Archived April 1, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Hojas de Nuestro Ambiente. February 2007: P013. Page 3. Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  2. ^ Maptest. Archived February 18, 2010, 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.
  3. ^ Maptest. Archived February 18, 2010, 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. ^ Estudios Sociales: Hidrografia of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Projecto Salon Hogar. Retrieved August 8, 2009.
  5. ^ Las Fiestas Populares de Ponce. Ramon Marin. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. 1994. Page 187. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  6. ^ La Historia de Nuestros Barrios: Barrio Marueño, Ponce. El Sur a la Vista. 21 June 2010.
  7. ^ Estudios Sociales: Hidrografia of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Projecto Salon Hogar. Retrieved August 8, 2009.
  8. ^ Ponce en Marcha: Obras que si se ven. Government of Puerto Rico. El Sur a la Vista. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 2 November 2011. Page 56.
  9. ^ Estudios Sociales: Hidrografia of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Projecto Salon Hogar. Retrieved 8 August 2009.
  10. ^ Sunny A. Cabrera Salcedo. Hacia un Estudio Integral de la Toponimia del Municipio de Ponce, Puerto Rico. Ph. D. dissertation. May 1999. University of Massachusetts Amherst. Graduate School. Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Page 14.)
  11. ^ Ferdinand Quiñones and Karl G. Johnson. The Floods of May 17–18, 1985 and October 6–7, 1985 in Puerto Rico. U.S. Geological Survey. Open File Report 87-123. Prepared in Conjunction with the Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board, and the Puerto Rico Highway Authority. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 1987. Page 11.
  12. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Río Pastillo

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