Mahaicony River

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Mahaicony River
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Country Guyana
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Mouth Atlantic Ocean
6°34′N57°48′W / 6.567°N 57.800°W / 6.567; -57.800

The Mahaicony River is a small river in northern Guyana that drains into the Atlantic Ocean. Mahaicony village is found at the mouth of the river.

Farming and cattle rearing are the predominant human use of the lower reaches of the river. Sea defenses were built to protect the area from coastline erosion tangent to the river. Spring tides and heavy rains can deteriorate the natural mangrove defenses or man-built dams, which affects nearby settlements of Mahaicony, Content, and Dantzig. [1] [2] There is a koker at Mora Point for diverting water into the Jagdeo canal, and Mahaica-Mahaicony-Abary/-Agricultural Development Authority [3] (MMA/ADA) Phase Two is a proposed conservancy project for additional drainage. [4]


Ninety-six miles up the river is the village of Moraikobai. [5] The river is an important transportation hub for the community. [6]

Esau and Jacob is another riverside settlement. [7]

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  2. "Details being hammered out for work on new Dantzig sea defence breach". Stabroek News. 2020-08-24. Retrieved 2021-01-28.
  3. "Mahaicony rice lands, homes inundated". Stabroek News. 2009-01-04. Retrieved 2021-01-28.
  4. "Rain adding to Mahaicony flood misery". Stabroek News. 2016-06-20. Retrieved 2021-01-28.
  5. "Moraikobai: A small, idyllic riverine village seeking to heal its rifts". Guyana Chronicle. July 25, 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  6. "Moraikobai gets 42-seater boat for schoolchildren". Stabroek News. 2016-06-29. Retrieved 2021-01-28.
  7. "Esau and Jacob". Stabroek News. 2020-02-23. Retrieved 2021-01-28.