Polochic River

The Polochic River (Spanish pronunciation: [poloˈtʃik]) is a 194-kilometre-long (121 mi) river in eastern Guatemala.[1] It flows eastwards through a deep valley and flows into Lake Izabal at 15°28′00″N 89°22′00″W / 15.46667°N 89.36667°W / 15.46667; -89.36667Coordinates: 15°28′00″N 89°22′00″W / 15.46667°N 89.36667°W / 15.46667; -89.36667. The river is navigable for 30 kilometres (19 mi) to Panzós. It was used many years ago to transport coffee and timber, but most commercial transport in the river valley is now carried out by truck.

Polochic river
Location
CountryGuatemala
DepartmentsAlta Verapaz and Izabal
Physical characteristics
Mouth 
 • location
Lake Izabal
 • elevation
88 m (289 ft)
Length194 km (121 mi)
Discharge 
 • average69.3 m3/s (2,450 cu ft/s) (at Telemán)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • leftRío Papalja, Río Tampoma, Río Actela, Río Boca Nueva, Río Secoc, Río Cahabón.
 • rightRío Matanzas, Rio Jolomjix, Rio Chiquito, Rio Zarco.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ INSIVUMEH. "Principales ríos de Guatemala".