The amazing meeting of the rivers in the Amazon Brazil

  • Post author:
  • Post category:Amazon

Meeting of the Waters (disambiguation). Coordinates: 3°8?12?S 59°54?17?WAerial view of the Meeting of Waters. The Meeting of Waters (Portuguese: Encontro das Águas) is the confluence between the dark (blackwater) Rio Negro and the pale sandy-colored (whitewater) Amazon River, referred to as the Solimões River in Brazil upriver of this confluence. For 6 km (3.7 mi) the two rivers' waters run side by side without much mixing. It is one of the main tourist attractions of Manaus, Brazil.[1]This phenomenon is due to the differences in temperature, speed, and amount of dissolved sediments in the waters of the two rivers. The Rio Negro flows at near 2 km/h (1.2 mph) at a temperature of 28 °C (82 °F), while the Rio Solimões flows between 4 and 6 km/h (2.5–3.7 mph) at a temperature of 22 °C (72 °F).[1] The light-colored water is rich with sediment from the Andes Mountains, whereas the black water, running from the Colombian hills and interior jungles, is nearly sediment-free and colored by decayed leaf and plant matter.[2]

Continue ReadingThe amazing meeting of the rivers in the Amazon Brazil