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Islands Marías and Teacapan Estuary, Mexico

21.6N 106.5W

February 28th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Mexico - January 4th, 2012

Visible on the left side of this image are the Islas Marías, an archipelago of four islands that belong to Mexico. They are located in the Pacific Ocean, some 100 km (62 mi) off the coast of the state of Nayarit. They are part of the municipality (municipio) of San Blas, Nayarit. In 2010 the archipelago was designated Biosphere reserve by the UNESCO.

Visible on the mainland opposite the islands (the green area along the coast to the northeast of the archipelago) is the Teacapan Estuary. This long outlet drains two large coastal lagoons, Agua Grande Lagoon in Sinaloa on its northern end and Agua Brava Lagoon in Nayarit at its southern end, into the Pacific Ocean at its mouth, the Boca Teacapan. The estuary forms part of the border between the Escuinapa Municipality, Sinaloa, and the Tecuala Municipality of Nayarit. The Teacapan Estuary is also fed by the Acaponeta River in its southern arm, and the Cañas River in the northern arm

Lagoons and Aguamilpa Dam Reservoir, Mexico

March 20th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Mexico - March 19th, 2009

Mexico - March 19th, 2009

Various lagoons filled with dark brown and green water can be noted along the western coast of Mexico. The largest lagoon, just below the center, is the Agua Brava Lagoon.

Moving up the coast, the dark curvy line of a river connects the Agua Grande Lagoon to the Pacific Ocean. Continuing northwestward, the El Caimanero Lagoon can be seen near the edge of the image.

Further inland, east of the Agua Brava Lagoon, is a large reservoir whose waters appear green. This reservoir, which covers a large part of the territory of the municipality of El Nayar in Nayarit, was created by the Aguamilpa Dam on the Río Grande de Santiago, built in 1997.

The river descends from the reservoir to the coastal lowlands, passing by Santiago Ixcuintla and empties into the Pacific Ocean 16 km northwest of San Blas, in Nayarit. A small amount of sediments can be seen flowing forth from its mouth.