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Poechos Reservoir by Peru-Ecuador Border

November 12th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Peru - August 27th, 2010

The body of water in the center of this APM image is the Poechos Reservoir, a middle-sized reservoir on Peru’s Chira River in the border area between Peru and Ecuador. Its purpose is to improve the accumulation of water stocks in the upper part of Peru’s Chira basin by flood control, irrigation, drainage and electricity generation.

The Poechos Reservoir is situated in the northernmost part of Peru, in the lower flow of the rivers Chira and Piura, about 50 km north of Piura, the capital of the Piura Region. It is located at an altitude of 98 m in the Lancones district of the province of Sullana, approximately 30 km from the border with Ecuador.

While the terrain around the reservoir appears lower, some mountains can be seen to the north. In the full image, the land appears even flatter towards the south, although the peninsula on which the Port of Bayóvar is located shows hillier terrain.

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