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Juruá

(zho͞orwä`), river, c.1,500 mi (2,410 km) long, rising in the Cerros de Canchyuaya, E Peru. It flows in a winding course generally NE through Acre and Amazonas states, W Brazil, to the Amazon River E of Fonte Boa. One of the Amazon's longer tributaries, it is navigable along one third of its course and was important for transport during the wild-rubber boom.

Juruá

 

a river in western Brazil, a right tributary of the Amazon. Length, 3,280 km; basin area, about 200,000 sq km. The river rises in the foothills of the Peruvian Andes (La Montana). In its middle and lower reaches the river’s tortuous route cuts through the Amazon lowlands. Fed by rain, the water level is high from January to May and low from August to October. The average flow is 6,000 cu m per sec. The river is navigable below the city of Cruzeiro do Sul.

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Different time periods were observed in the Peruvian forest for flowering (Feb-May) and fruiting (Apr-Jun) (FLORES, 1995; QUEVEDO, 1995), and in the Jurua river valley (Acre) for flowering (Feb-Apr), fruiting (May-Jun), and fruit maturation and seed dispersion (MayAug) (MIRANDA et al.
guianensis was conducted in the micro-region of the Jurua river valley and showed an estimated dry bark production of 199kg [ha.
Notes on the primates of the Jurua River, western Brazilian Amazonia.
The Jurua river presents in its course several oxbow lakes that are lakes shaped like a horseshoe.
Six hours up the Jurua River, and little has changed since Cruzeiro do Sul.
The late Quaternary of the Jurua River, southwestern Amazonia: geology and vertebrate paleontology.