Maipo River

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Maipo River

Maipo River, a 150-milelong waterway located at the southern edge of the basin of Santiago, 12 miles from the city's center. It springs from the foothills of the Volcán Maipo and is fed by winter rains and spring snowmelt. The soils on both sides of the Maipo River are rich in mineral nutrients from the volcanic and fluvial deposits carried from the Andes. Here the best vineyards of the country thrive, and the choicest wines of Chile bear the Maipo Valley provenance labels.

See alsoSantiago, Chilexml .


Additional Bibliography

Cai, Ximing, Claudia Ringler, and Mark W. Rosegrant. Modeling Water Resources Management at the Basin Level: Methodology and Application to the Maipo River Basin. Washington DC: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2006.

                                    CÉsar N. Caviedes