Rivière de Grand Goâve

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Rivière de Grand Goâve
Country Haiti

The Rivière de Grand Goâve is a river of Haiti.

The 12 January 2010 7.0 tremor created a landslide which formed a landslide dam blocking the river, that can potentially contain a large basin of water. Though it is now dry, the wet season is approaching, and a dam collapse would directly outflow the contents through the city of Grand-Goâve. The dam is located a dozen kilometres from the city of Grand-Goâve.[1]


  1. ^ (French) La Presse, "Un barrage menace de céder à Grand-Goâve", Philippe Mercure, 15 February 2010 (accessed 16 February 2010)

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Coordinates: 18°26′N 72°46′W / 18.433°N 72.767°W / 18.433; -72.767