Manuripi River

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Río Manuripi - Río Manuripe
location PeruPeru Peru , BoliviaBoliviaBolivia 
River system Amazon
Drain over Río Orthon  → Río Beni  → Rio Madeira  → Amazon  → Atlantic Ocean
source in the Madre de Dios region,
11 ° 32 ′ 53 ″  S , 70 ° 15 ′ 25 ″  W
Source height 421  m
Association with Río Tahuamanu to Río Orthon Coordinates: 11 ° 6 ′ 15 ″  S , 67 ° 33 ′ 33 ″  W 11 ° 6 ′ 15 ″  S , 67 ° 33 ′ 33 ″  W.
Mouth height 169  m
Height difference 252 m
Bottom slope 0.34 ‰
length 733 km
Catchment area approx. 10,300 km²
Outflow A Eo : 10,300 km²
200 m³ / s
19.4 l / (s km²)
Left tributaries Rio Buyuyo
Right tributaries Río Mavila , Arroyo Bay , Arroyo Florida
Small towns Puerto Rico
Communities Mavila , San Silvestre , San Miguel , Manchester
River network with the Río Manuripi in the Beni lowlands

River network with the Río Manuripi in the Beni lowlands

The Río Manuripi (in Peru: Río Manuripe ) is a river in Peru and Bolivia that joins the Río Tahuamanu to form the Río Orthon and belongs to the river system of the Amazon .


The Río Manuripe has its origin in the forest region "Reserva Territorial Madre de Dios", an area for the protection of indigenous peoples , which extends in the Peruvian region Madre de Dios in an easterly direction beyond the National Park Manú . From its source region, the river flows in a south-easterly direction through the Madre de Dios region and forms the border between the two provinces of Tahuamanu and Tambopata , before reaching the Bolivian border after a total of 300 kilometers near the village of Mavila .

From here, the river flows through a manuripi river in Pando department which manuripi province , on the first 286 kilometers, the municipality of Filadelfia and the further 147 kilometers, the municipality of Puerto Rico . After a total of 733 kilometers, the river joins the Río Tahuamanu near the city of Puerto Rico , the river then bears the name Río Orthon and flows into the Río Beni after another 410 kilometers .

Due to its low gradient of only about 250 meters to 733 kilometers meanders of the river very strong and changed so again its course and its length, especially when two adjacent loops touch, the water takes the resulting shortcut and so Backwater remain, which silt up with time.

Transport network

Since the river runs through tropical rainforest throughout its entire course and has hardly been developed for traffic so far, its catchment area is almost deserted. The only traffic route for developing the region along the course of the river is the waterway; in its entire course the river is crossed by only three road connections in north-south direction: on the Peruvian side through the Transoceánica near the town of Mavila (kilometer 266); in Bolivia by route 16 near San Silvestre (kilometer 398), and by route 13 near Puerto Rico (kilometer 733).

Manuripi-Heath National Park

On the Bolivian side, the Manuripi borders the Manuripi-Heath nature reserve ( Reserva Nacional de Vida Silvestre Amazónica Manuripi-Heath ), which from the Peruvian border covers the entire space between the Río Manuripi and the Río Madre de Dios .

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Individual evidence

  1. Detail measurement with the help of Google Earth