Piedras River (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

The Piedras River, better known as Río Piedras in Spanish, is a river of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The river gives its name to Río Piedras, a former town and municipality, today a district of San Juan.

Piedras River
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Piedras River (San Juan, Puerto Rico) is located in Puerto Rico
Piedras River (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Native nameRío Piedras (Spanish)
Location
CommonwealthPuerto Rico
MunicipalitySan Juan
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationCaimito
Mouth 
 • location
Puerto Nuevo River in Hato Rey Norte
 • coordinates
18°26′16″N 66°04′49″W / 18.4379°N 66.0804°W / 18.4379; -66.0804Coordinates: 18°26′16″N 66°04′49″W / 18.4379°N 66.0804°W / 18.4379; -66.0804

Even if the Piedras River is considered a tributary of the Puerto Nuevo River, the hydrological basin it belongs to is often referred to as the Río Piedras watershed and it is ecologically important for the San Juan Bay estuary and the metropolitan region. The river is fed by numerous creeks and streams which have their source in the barrios of Caimito and Cupey.[1][2]

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  1. ^ United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. "The Rio Piedras Watershed and Its Surrounding Environment" (PDF). fs.fed.us.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales. "Cuenca del Río Piedras" (PDF). drna.pr.gov.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)