Tietê


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Tietê

 

a river in southeastern Brazil, a left tributary of the Paraná. The Tietê is 1,120 km long and drains an area of 71,900 sq km. It rises in the northwestern Serra do Mar and flows through the Brazilian Highlands. The river has many rapids and a 22-m waterfall near the settlement of Itapura, which is near the mouth. Freshets occur in the summer. The average water discharge in the lower course is about 620 cu m per sec. The upper Tietê has hydroelectric power plants fed by reservoirs. The city of Säo Paulo is on the Tietê.

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Population structure analysis of Pimelodus maculatus (Pisces, Siluriformes) from the Tietê and Paranapanema Rivers (Brazil).
A bacia hidrográfica do rio Sorocaba está localizada no Estado de São Paulo, situa-se na subárea conhecida por Médio Tietê Superior e o principal rio é o Sorocaba.
It corresponds to the Paraná river basin located upstream from Sete Quedas (Seven Falls--now inundated by the Itaipu Reservoir), including large tributaries such as the Grande, Paranaíba, Tietê and Paranapanema rivers.
piquiti were collected from different points of the upper Paraná river basin (including the floodplain region of the upper Paraná river, Itaipu Hydroelectric Plant Reservoir and Tietê river) and the Amazon basin (Tocantins river).