Río Chama (Venezuela)
The Río Chama (English: Chama River), is one of the main rivers of the state of Mérida in Venezuela. The headwaters of the Chama are the Mifafí high lands, in the Andes Range, near the town of Apartaderos. Its outlet is at Lake Maracaibo.
From the headwaters to an altitude of about 2500 metres above sea level, the Chama runs as a steep mountain torrent. As it progresses through the valley, it quickly becomes contaminated with sewage from the many towns that lie along its path. The river continues its journey passing at the foot of the plateau where the city of Mérida sits. Near the town of Ejido, the Albarregas river joins the Chama, dumping all the pollutants from the city of Mérida and thus reaching its peak of contamination. From there, the river continues in steep descent, through a very rocky river bed. This allows the water to become oxygenated and naturally purified from its organic contaminants. At the town of Las Gonzalez, the Chama, while still contaminated, is often used by white water rafters.
Near the town of Estanques, the river enters an approximately 12 mile-long canyon, characterized by being steep and narrow. This canyon is mostly tropical, providing a natural scenery that contrasts with the Andean set up that mostly characterizes the river. Upon leaving the canyon, the river passes by the second largest city of the state, El Vigía. In the final, short, section of the river, the Chama enters into the state of Zulia and reaches Maracaibo Lake.

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The Río Chama (English: Chama River), is one of the main rivers of the state of Mérida in Venezuela. The headwaters of the Chama are the Mifafí high lands, ...
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El río Chama es uno de los ríos más importantes del occidente venezolano. Tiene una longitud de más de 200 km, y se ubica en el estado Mérida, siendo el  ...
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Río Chama es uno de los ríos más importantes del occidente venezolano. Se ubica en el estado Mérida, siendo el principal río de la entidad. La cuenca tiene ...
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Jan 1, 2006 ... Laguna de Mucubají (Mérida - Venezuela); Naciente del Rio Chama (Mérida - Venezuela), pasa por el estado Zuli desemboca; Rio Chama ...
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May 26, 2010 ... DescriptionRio Chama.JPG. English: Chama River, Venezuela. Español: Río Chama a nivel del Parque La Mucuy, Tabay, Mérida, Venezuela.
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15 Ago 2013 ... Gobierno Bolivariano de Venezuela. Venezuela ... Inician construcción de segundo puente sobre el río Chama, en El Vigía(FOTO): archivo.
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Additionally, a review on the Neogene palynology of Venezuela is presented in ... The Rio Chama section is located in the northwestern. Andean piedmont, in ...
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Oligo-Miocene palynology of the Rio Chama Sequence (western Venezuela), with comments on fossil algae as paleoenvironmental indicators Palynology ...
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Mar 20, 2011 ... Here is a picture from the main river in Mérida state, Venezuela: "Chama River". You are looking over a old bridge that connect the main route, ...
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The study area comprises the Upper Chama River watershed, north-western Venezuela. Source, runout and deposition areas for the potential 1 University of ...
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Superb new addition to Venezuelan atlas resources by Instituto de Geografia of the Univ. de los Andes. ... Silva Leon, Gustavo A. Analisis hidro- grafico e hipsometrico de la cuenca alta y media del Rio Chama, estado Merida, Venezuela. (Rev ...
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Nacido en Mérida el 05-12-1974. Licenciado en Historia y Magíster Scientiae en Historia de Venezuela (Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela). Ha publicado algunos trabajos en revistas especializadas y en prensa, particularmente en el área de la Geografía Histórica merideña. En la actualidad se desempeña como investigador independiente.
Caribbean-South American Plate Interactions, Venezuela
Caribbean-South American Plate Interactions, Venezuela
Hans G. Avé Lallemant, Virginia Baker Sisson, 2005
Arminio, J., and Allen, G., 1990, Estratigrafía litológica y secuencial de la sección Terciaria de Río Chama en el flanco norte de los Andes centrales, Venezuela, in Memoria, Congreso Venezolano de Geofísica: Caracas, Sociedad Venezolana ...
Birds of Venezuela
Birds of Venezuela
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The lowlands of Amazonas in Venezuela are covered by an unusually complex mosaic of humid forests mixed with savannas, ... The middle and upper Río Chama of Mérida and the Río Torbes in Táchira are the most dramatic examples.
Integrated Management of Fruit Crops and Forest Nematodes
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Histological reaction of Psidium spp. selections to Meloidogyne incognita in Venezuela. Nematologia ... Nematodos fitoparásitos en plantaciones de plátano ( Musa AAB) de la margen izquierda del río Chama, Estado Zulia,Venezuela. Revista ...
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