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Caroní

 

a river in Venezuela, a right-bank tributary of theOrinoco. Length, 892 km; basin area, about 85, 000 sq km. Itoriginates on and flows across the Guiana Highlands, formingwaterfalls and cataracts along its entire course. Floods are com-mon from April to October. The average annual rate of flow isabout 4, 600 cu m per sec. The river is navigable to a point 100km from its mouth. As of 1972, a system of hydroelectric powerstations was under construction; the first, at Guri, producing 525megawatts, was opened in 1968. The projected output of theentire system is about 6 gigawatts.

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And this time he was not called back by the Queen, but although he reached South America and sailed up the Orinoco and the Caroni he "returned a beggar and withered"* without having found the fabled city.
The largest is Electrificacion del Caroni (EDELCA), a unit of the state-owned mining firm Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana (CVG).
Next, if you're ready to get into the thick of it, make your way to the Caroni Swamps, a wetland made up of marshes, intertwined with brackish lagoons.
Caroni Swamp is a wetland with hectares of mangroves and marsh, intertwined with brackish lagoons.
Bolivar: Faldas del Cerro Apacara, Rio Caroni, 1600 m, [5[degrees]20'N, 62[degrees]12'W], 1 Jul 1946, Cardona 1590 (US).
invicta from Trinidad: Caroni Bird Sanctuary in northern County Caroni (labeled "D" in Fig.
Now we were basking in warm February sunshine in the Caribbean, travelling on a small open-topped boat in the Caroni Bird Sanctuary on Trinidad.
Rivulus sape, a new species of killifish (Cyprinodontiformes: Rivulidae) from the Paragua River system, Caroni River drainage, Guyana Shield, Venezuela.
Yet it could hardly compete with the vibrant display of Scarlet Ibis that flocked in their hundreds to roost at sunset on the mangroves of the Caroni Bird Sanctuary.
When I arrived in Port of Spain, Prime Minister Basdeo Pandey offered one of the bungalows in Caroni, in the midst of earlier cane plantations to house the Cultural Centre.
The operation will target malfunctioning or abandoned wastewater treatment plants in three sub- catchments draining in the Caroni River Basin, in a densely populated area known as the East-West Corridor which stretches from the capital of Port-of- Spain to Arima, 15 miles to the east.
In October 1937, following weeks of preparation, Angel landed his airplane El Rio Caroni on the Auyantepui plateau, the vast 348 square-mile plateau from which Angel Falls flows.