The Río Chubut is a river of Patagonie Argentinian which crosses the province of Chubut of west in east. It is born in the Andes cordillera and is thrown in the Atlantic Ocean. It runs at the bottom of steepsided valleys protected from the winds patagoniens, of which most important is the lower valley of the río Chubut , where the towns of Trelew and Rawson were built.
Its flow is estimated at 47 m3 a second on average, that is to say the equivalent of the flow of the Sum to its mouth.
- the extent of its catchment area is of 53 801 km ².
Stopping Florentino AmeghinoTo 150 km in the west of its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean, and 20 km in the east of the locality of Mow Plucked (department of Gaiman), one finished in 1968 the construction of one stopping which gave rise to the Lac Florentino Ameghino, thus baptized in the honor of the famous paleontologist and Argentinian zoologist Florentino Ameghino. This great stretch of water flooded the last section of the lower course of Río Chico.
(Source SCIELO - Assoc.géol.argentine and EVARSA 1997)
- Table summarizing the flows of the principal rivers of Patagonie
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