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Grijalva

(grēhäl`vä), river, c.400 mi (640 km) long, rising in SW Guatemala and flowing NW into S Mexico and N through Chiapas and Tabasco states to the Gulf of Campeche. It is navigable for c.60 mi (100 km) upstream. Several branches of the Usumacinta River flow into it. The Grijalva Project was built in the 1960s along the lower Grijalva and Usumacinta rivers for flood control and sanitation. Named for the Spanish explorer Juan de Grijalva, who discovered it in 1518, the river is also called the Río Grande de Chiapas in the highland region.
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COMPATIBILITY OF USE AND AGROLOGICAL CAPACITY AS AN INDICATOR OF SOIL DEGRADATION IN THE GRIJALVA RIVER BASIN
Streamflow and sediment load assessment from 1950 to 2006 in the Usumacinta and Grijalva Rivers (Southern Mexico) and the influence of ENSO.
This study draws on participant observation during recovery efforts and ethnographic interviews with members of communities affected by four natural disasters: Hurricane Mitch in Honduras, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, the Grijalva River landslide in Mexico, and the impact of the Mississippi River flood in Illinois.
The critics of the project alluded to four similar dams that were constructed on the Grijalva River, which produced little benefit for local communities.
Chicoasen II will be the 5th hydropower plant sourcing its flow from the Grijalva River and will assist to fulfill the increasing energy necessities of South Western Mexico.
Mammals a riparian forest in Grijalva river the middle basin, Chiapas, Mexico.
Soldiers helped in the city's historic centre last night as the waters of the Grijalva river burst through sandbags, flooding the city's bus station and open-air market.