Tonto River

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Tonto River
Río Tonto.JPG
Rio Tonto
Country Mexico

The Tonto River is a river of Oaxaca, Mexico that flows from the mountains of Zongolica. It is dammed by the Miguel Alemán Dam near the town of Temascal or Nuevo Soyaltepec, forming the Miguel Alemán Lake.[1] Below the dam, the river flows southeast past San Juan Bautista Tuxtepec, where it joins the Santo Domingo River to form the Papaloapan River.[2]

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  1. ^ "Miguel Aleman Dam". Secretary of Tourism of the State of Oaxaca. Retrieved 2010-07-02. 
  2. ^ Gerardo Cruickshank (1972). "Some Problems of the Papaloapan River Basin" (PDF). Proceedings of University Seminar on Pollution and Water Resources. Columbia University. Retrieved 2010-06-30. 

Coordinates: 18°13′59″N 96°24′45″W / 18.23306°N 96.41250°W / 18.23306; -96.41250