Cuyuni

Cuyuni

 

a river in Venezuela and Guyana. It is about 600 km long and drains an area of about 80,000 sq km. The river rises in the northeastern part of the central Guiana Highlands and flows mainly along the low and hilly slope of the highlands, forming a number of rapids and waterfalls before falling into the estuary of the Essequibo River. It is a deep river, with high water occurring in the summer (lower reaches) and in the winter and spring. The average water discharge at the border between Venezuela and Guyana is 1,050 cu m per sec. The large deposits of gold in the Cuyuni basin are being exploited.

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Everything so far is going great, the rocks are cool, some people thought it would be hot, there is very little water, some people thought there would be a lot of water as we are very close to the Cuyuni River, none of that is true.'
(OTC: ESGI) has completed the acquisition of a 320 acre island property near the mouth of the Cuyuni River in Guyana, the company said.
Travelling in the North West District in 1857, Daniel Blair recorded the Carib Amerindian reaction to the invasion: 'we have been informed here that the Carabisce on the Cuyuni having heard of the Venezuelans "digging money" have abandoned their settlements and retired deeper into the country fearing imprisonment' (Blair 1980).
The forest is surrounded by areas dedicated to cattle raising activities; the main landscape corresponds to savannas in the North near Tumeremo in Yuruari river basin, and forests at South near El Dorado in Cuyuni river basin.
In the Cuyuni River, for example, sediment is so thick that the very nature of the river has been altered along its entire course, and entire families of fishes have become rare or nearly disappeared altogether.
Europeans regularly interacted with them along the Mazaruni and Cuyuni Rivers beginning in the 1680s.