Juruena River

Portuguese  Rio Juruena,  

      river, west-central Brazil, rising in the Serra dos Parecis and descending northward from the Mato Grosso Plateau for 770 miles (1,240 km), receiving the Arinos River and joining the Teles Pires, or São Manuel, to form the Tapajós River, a major affluent of the Amazon. A hydroelectric plant was built on the river during the late 1970s to supply energy for the mahogany lumber industry. For the last 120 miles (190 km) of its course the Juruena marks the boundary between Mato Grosso and Amazonas states. Because of numerous rapids and falls, the river is not navigable.

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