Conchos River


Conchos River

Spanish  Río Conchos,  

      river in Chihuahua estado (“state”), northern Mexico. After descending eastward onto the inland plateau from the Sierra del Pandos, in the Sierra Madre Occidental, the river flows through Lake Boquilla, formed by the Boquilla Dam, and then turns north-northwestward across the state to join the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte) just north of the town of Ojinaga.

      The waters of the Conchos, the only important river in the state, are used primarily for irrigation of the arid but fertile plateau lands. Hydroelectric plants are located along the river at Boquilla Dam and several other sites. The river's total length is approximately 350 miles (560 km).

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