Paranapanema River


Paranapanema River

Portuguese  Rio Paranapanema  

      river, rising south of São Paulo in the Serra do Paranapiacaba, southeastern Brazil, and flowing in a west-northwesterly direction for 560 mi (900 km) before entering the Paraná River at Pôrto São José. After receiving the Itararé, it forms part of the São Paulo–Paraná estado (state) border. There are numerous rapids along its course, which is navigable only for the last 50 mi. Dam-flood control projects are near Piraju and Jacarezinho. Coffee and cotton are grown in the river basin, which occupies part of the fertile Paraná Plateau. Tributaries include the Rio das Cinzas and Rio Tibagi, the latter having an important hydroelectric station near Monte Alegre.

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