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Nezahualcoyotl Lake on Grijalva River, Mexico – January 16th, 2012

17.1N 93.3W

January 16th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Mexico - December 31st, 2011

This APM image shows Nezahualcoyotl Lake, an artificial lake created by the hydroelectric Malpaso Dam, on the Grijalva River. The Malpaso Dam (also known as Nezahualcoyotl and Raudales Malpaso) is an embankment dam near Tecpatán in Chiapas, Mexico.  It was the first major dam on the Grijalva River.

The Grijalva River, formerly known as Tabasco River, is a 480 km long river in southeastern Mexico. The river rises in Chiapas highlands and flows from Chiapas to the state of Tabasco through the Sumidero Canyon into the Bay of Campeche. The river’s drainage basin is 134,400 km² in size.

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