Timonha River

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Timonha River
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Mouth location in Brazil
Native nameRio Timonha (Portuguese)
Location
Country Brazil
Physical characteristics
Source 
  location Ibiapina Mountain, Viçosa do Ceará, Ceará state
Mouth  
  location
Atlantic Ocean
  coordinates
2°56′00″S41°16′00″W / 2.933462°S 41.266776°W / -2.933462; -41.266776 Coordinates: 2°56′00″S41°16′00″W / 2.933462°S 41.266776°W / -2.933462; -41.266776
Length90 km (56 mi)

The Timonha River is a river of Ceará state in eastern Brazil. Like many small rivers of northeastern Brazil, the Timonha River dries up between July and November and only flows during the rainy season. [1] According to a survey by the United States Hydrographic Office, the Timonha River is too small to allow passage by boats. [2]

The river is part of the Timonha-Ubatuba estuarine system, which has the largest mangrove ecosystem in Ceará. [1]

The river delta is protected by the 313,800 hectares (775,000 acres) Delta do Parnaíba Environmental Protection Area, created in 1996. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 Onofre de Morais, Jáder; Braga Dias, Carolina; de Souza Pinheiro, Lidriana. "Depuration Capacity of the Timonha-Ubatuba Estuarine System, in Ceará State, Brazil" (PDF). Arquivos de Ciências do Mar. 47 (1): 30–37. Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  2. Change No. 7 to H.O. Pub. No. 23, Sailing Directions for South America, Vol. 1 (5th ed.). United States Hydrographic Office. 1962-07-07. p. 110.
  3. APA Delta do Parnaíba (Federal) (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2017-02-09