Desaguadero


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Desaguadero

(dāsägwäthā`rō), river, c.200 mi (320 km) long, flowing SE from Lake Titicaca to Lake Poopó, W Bolivia. It is used for irrigation in its northern course. Its flow diminishes toward the south and its banks become less densely populated.

Desaguadero

 

a river in Bolivia, on the Puna plateau. Length , 290 km. It rises in Lake Titicaca at an elevation of 3,812 m, flows through the bed of an ancient lake, and empties into the saline Lake Poopó (at an elevation of 3,690 m). In its lower course the river is saline. It is navigable by shallow-draft vessels for a distance of 65 km in its upper course.

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Bolivia has 13 free trade zones for commercial and industrial use located in El Alto, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Oruro, Puerto Aguirre, Desaguadero, and Cobija.
The earliest example was encountered in association with Middle Formative period ceramics, during our recent excavations at the site of Iruhito along the Desaguadero River.
We captured and studied wild Ornate Tinamou individuals in Qurpa (16[degrees] 40' S, 68[degrees] 51' W; 3,850 to 4,100 m asl), a rural locality on the Bolivian high plateau east of the Desaguadero River and south of Lake Titicaca.
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At the Center for Ecology and Andean Peoples (CEPA, for its Spanish initials), an environmental education and research organization in Oruro, Pauwels points to satellite photos that show a decrease in the flow of the Desaguadero River after the first mine opened.
Pero yo por cumplir el apetito, que era poner el pie mas adelante, fingiendo que marcaba aquel distrito, cosa al descubridor siempre importante, corri una media milla, do un escrito quise dejar para senal bastante, y en el tronco que vi de mas grandeza escribi con cuchillo en la corteza: Aqui llego, donde otro no ha llegado, don Alonso de Ercilla, que el primero en un pequeno barco deslastrado, con solo diez paso el desaguadero el ano de cincuenta y ocho entrado sobre mil y quinientos, por Hebrero, a las dos de la tarde, el postrer dia, volviendo a la dejada compania.
4 million, municipal budget to repair the Puente Viejo bridge, which collapsed in 2000, and to pave the Ilave-Mazocruz highway, which would join the bi-national highway that comes from the border town of Desaguadero and continues to the southern department of Tacna.
On January 31, 2000, a Transredes oil pipeline erupted and dumped an estimated 10,000 barrels of refined crude oil and gasoline into the Desaguadero River, which supports indigenous communities such as the Uru Muratos.
A broken pipeline that gushed 10,000 barrels of oil into the Desaguadero River has turned into yet another headache for Enron.
Monitoring will extend from Zarumilla near Ecuador's border in the north to Santa Rosa close to Chile's border in the south, and from Desaguadero in the east to Arequipa in the west.
Both of these major droughts wiped out some 5 linear km of totora-reed swamps along the Desaguadero River and several square kilometres of reed swamps at the lake outlet near the town of Desaguadero.