Pánuco River


Pánuco River
River, central Mexico.

Rising in Hidalgo state and flowing northeast into the Gulf of Mexico below Tampico, it is about 100 mi (160 km) long and has considerable economic importance. It has served to drain Texcoco and other interior lakes via a system of tunnels and channels. Its waters are used to irrigate the fertile La Huasteca lowlands, and its lower course is navigable.

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Spanish  Río Pánuco 

      river in Veracruz state, east-central Mexico. Formed by the junction of the Moctezuma and Tamuín rivers on the San Luis Potosí–Veracruz state line, the Pánuco meanders generally east-northeastward past the town of Pánuco to the Gulf of Mexico about 6 miles (10 km) below Tampico. Just upstream from Tampico and Ciudad Madero, the Pánuco is joined by the Tamesí, which forms the Veracruz–Tamaulipas border. Principal headstreams of the Pánuco include the Santa María, which rises in the inland plateau near San Luis Potosí and becomes the Tamuín as it descends from the Sierra Madre Oriental, and the Moctezuma, which flows through the mountains from southern Querétaro state. The river system (316 miles [508 km] long including the Santa María) has considerable economic importance. It has served to drain Texcoco and other interior lakes via a system of tunnels and channels; its waters are used to irrigate the fertile La Huasteca lowlands, and its lower course is navigable (ocean vessels can be accommodated at Tampico).

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