Abary River

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The Abary River (Abary Creek) [1] is a small river in northern Guyana that drains into the Atlantic Ocean.

Abary River
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Physical characteristics
Mouth Atlantic Ocean
6°33′00″N57°44′00″W / 6.55000°N 57.73333°W / 6.55000; -57.73333

Historic Amerindian settlements existed at Tiger Island and Taurakuli. [2] The upper Abary River, the site of which now lies under the reservoir created by the Mahaica-Mahaicony-Abary project in the 1970s. [3]

In 1672, under an arrangement between the Commander of Essequibo and the Secretary of the Government of Berbice, it was agreed that the Abary River would be the western boundary of the Colony of Berbice.

Rice farming and cattle are the major economic activities in proximity to the river. [4]

It is home to manatees, some of which were moved to Georgetown's National Park and Botanical Garden . [5]

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  1. Decision List. US Board on Geographical Names. 1953. p. 3. [Unofficial names] not adopted: Abari River, Abary Creek, River Abari, River Abary, River Abury.
  2. "Recent investigations into Amerindian prehistory". Stabroek News. 2013-09-30. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  3. "Ministry completed 90% of regions 4,5 drainage work". Stabroek News. 2007-01-08. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  4. "Drought countering measures in MMA needed farmers, GRPA input - Seeraj". Stabroek News. 2016-02-21. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  5. "Abary Creek manatees under threat". Stabroek News. 30 September 2008. there are 23 manatees [...] between the Botanical Gardens and the National Park. They have been there for more than 129 years, and reports are that they came from the Abary Creek.

Coordinates: 6°33′N57°44′W / 6.550°N 57.733°W / 6.550; -57.733