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Land and Resources, Rivers and Lakes

Lake Poopo, Maranon River, Lake Titicaca, Amazon River, Tigre

Peru has three main drainage systems. One comprises about 50 torrential streams that rise in the sierra and descend steeply to the coastal plain. The second comprises the tributaries of the Amazon River in the montana region. In the third the principal feature is Lake Titicaca, which drains into Lake Poopo in Bolivia through the Desaguadero River.

The Napo, Tigre, and Pastaza rivers rise in Ecuador and flow into Peru. The latter two streams are tributaries of the Maranon River, and the Napo empties into the Amazon River. The border between Peru and Colombia is delineated by the Putumayo River.



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Lake Poopo, Maranon River, Lake Titicaca, Amazon River, Tigre, tributaries, Ecuador, sierra, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, flow

 
 

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