Meeting of Waters, Manaus

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Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
The Meeting of Waters (Portuguese: Encontro das Águas) is the confluence between the dark (blackwater) Rio Negro and the pale sandy-colored (whitewater) Amazon River, referred to as the Solimões River in Brazil upriver of this confluence. For 6 km (3.7 mi) the two rivers' waters run side by side without much mixing. It is one of the main tourist attractions of Manaus, Brazil.
This phenomenon is due to the differences in temperature, speed, and amount of dissolved sediments in the waters of the two rivers. The Rio Negro flows at near 2 km/h (1.2 mph) at a temperature of 28 °C (82 °F), while the Rio Solimões flows between 4 and 6 km/h (2.5–3.7 mph) at a temperature of 22 °C (72 °F). The light-colored water is rich with sediment from the Andes Mountains, whereas the black water, running from the Colombian hills and interior jungles, is nearly sediment-free and colored by decayed leaf and plant matter.
Smaller-scale meeting of waters of the Amazon river also occurs in the locations of Santarém (Brazil) and Iquitos (Peru).

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  • The meeting of the waters was hard to see from a taxi boat. It was visible but I think looking from much higher would have been the better deal.  more »
  • " A wonderful phenomenon of nature. Excellent ride. I swam with the dolphins and I visited an indigenous tribe. "  more »
  • So there is someone who manages everything and He is ALLAH
  • Was there October 1989 it's phenomenal to see, as is the experience of being in the Amazon jungle , Manaus is fantastic . But Rio is much more exciting...

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