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Cauca

(kou`kä), river, c.800 mi (1,290 km) long, rising in the Cordillera Central, near Popayán, W Colombia. It flows north in a rift valley between the Cordillera Central and Cordillera Occidental to the Magdalena River. It is navigable in its lower course and drains a fertile valley; coffee is the chief crop. The valley has many minerals including gold. There is a river-control and utilization scheme on the upper Cauca.

Cauca

 

a department in southwestern Colombia. To the westis the Pacific Ocean, and in the east lie the Cordillera Occidentaland the Cordillera Central. Area, 30, 500 sq km. Population, 711,000 (1971). The administrative center is Popayan. Theeconomy is based on livestock raising and tropical farming(coffee, cacao, sugarcane, rice, cotton). Ceramics, leather goods, and textiles are produced, and there is also lumbering and sulfurextraction.


Cauca

 

a river in Colombia, a left tributary of the MagdalenaRiver. It is 1, 350 km long (according to other data, 1, 050 kmlong) and drains an area of about 80, 000 sq km. The Cauca risesin the southern part of the Cordillera Central and then quicklydescends into a broad (up to 46 km) and deep rift valley betweenthe Cordillera Central and the Cordillera Occidental. Rapidsalternate with quietly flowing stretches. On leaving the moun-tains, the Cauca spreads out over the Caribbean lowlands, form-ing branches and lakes. Flooding occurs in the spring andautumn, and the average annual discharge is about 2, 000 cu mper sec. The river is navigable for about 600 km, from Cali toCartago and from Antioquia to the mouth.

Cauca

a river in W Colombia, rising in the northwest and flowing north to the Magdalena River. Length: about 1350 km (840 miles)
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To confirm the identity of the parasitoids found in the study region, 26 samples were collected from sugarcane fields of 7 different sugarcane mills located throughout the Cauca River Valley region.
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Las cuales se hicieron mucho mas evidentes tras el proceso de larga duracion en el territorio merced a los efectos en el ambiente de la agricultura tecnificada y la cria de ganado (Van Young, 2010), subrayando que el rio Cauca estaba conformado por una red de madre viejas y lagunas que regulaban su cauce en medio de una frondosa vegetacion en sus orillas.
Organo de la oficina de Estadistica Nacional en el Departamento del Valle del Cauca (en adelante Boletin de Estadistica), con la sintesis de la informacion recolectada durante 1915 y 1916 por parte del organismo encargado de la estadistica regional.
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Floods occurring in 2010-2011 in the department of Valle del Cauca led to a review of the land improvement model to control floods proposed by the CVC in the 70s.
The study area is located in the southern part of the Valle del Cauca River basin in Cali, which is an intermountain-savannah plain area, characterized by a smooth surface and with a mean ground surface elevation of 1200 m.
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