2020-09-08

Meeting of Waters | Encontro das Aguas

The Meeting of Waters | Encontro das Águas is a phenomenon that happens at the confluence of the Negro River, of black water, and the Solimões River, of muddy water, where the waters of rivers flow side by side without mixing for an extension of more than 6 km. Then the waters of the two rivers come together and start to be called the Amazon River, one of the primary economic and transport means for the inhabitants of Manaus, Brazil. The meeting of the waters of these two rivers is one of the main tourist attractions in the region.

Meeting of Waters | Encontro das Aguas
Meeting of Waters | Encontro das Aguas

Meeting of the waters


The confluence between the black-water of Rio Negro and the pale sandy-colored of Solimões River 

This phenomenon happens due to the difference between the temperature and density of the waters and, also, to the speed of its currents. The Rio Negro, as its name suggests, is a river of very dark waters. Its black tea color is due to a large number of organic acids from the decomposition of vegetation. With pH 3.8 to 4.9, a high degree of acidity has an average temperature of 28º C and flows slowly at about 2 km per hour. The Rio Solimões has a muddy color very similar to coffee with milk. All of this because of the large number of sediments that the water carries as it flows under the Andes. It is colder than the Rio Negro, having 22º C. In addition, it flows much faster, running about 6 km per hour.

First Image Source
Meeting of Waters | Encontro das Aguas
Meeting of Waters | Encontro das Aguas. Confluence between blackwater of Rio Negro and the pale sandy-colored of Solimões River  — Image Source

Encontro das águas


The confluence between the dark and pale sandy-colored rivers in Brazil


The difference in composition, acidity rate, low temperature, and density prevents mixing the two when they meet. The color contrast is very striking, and this phenomenon can be seen even from space. Sometimes the water encounters obstacles that form strong whirlpools that agitate the two rivers and make beautiful shapes.


Encontro das Aguas | Confluence between Rio Negro and Solimões River 


There are dozens of tourism agencies that offer the tour to the region in itineraries that usually include a time of the region's streams. If the term is done in a small boat, the visitor can put his hand in the water while crossing the seas and feel that the rivers have different temperatures. In the period of the entire river that runs from January to July, it is the best time to take a walk to observe the meeting of the waters since the exits between the streams are in motorized canoes. You can enter the holes and arms of rivers and have the possibility to see animals such as birds, monkeys, and sloths. The tour is always carried out at the Janauari Ecological Park, where you can also observe and take pictures of the aquatic plants Vitoria-Régias. The end of the term is in a floating restaurant with typical Amazonian foods.


meeting of the waters, meeting of waters, the meeting of the waters, amazon meeting of the waters, meeting of the waters amazon, encontro das aguas, rio negro and amazon river, amazon river meets black river
Encontro das Aguas | Confluence between Rio Negro and Solimões River — Image Source

meeting of the waters, meeting of waters, the meeting of the waters, amazon meeting of the waters, meeting of the waters amazon, encontro das aguas, rio negro and amazon river, amazon river meets black river
Encontro das Aguas | Confluence between Rio Negro and Solimões River — Image Source

meeting of the waters brazil ,solimoes, solimoes river, black river, brazil, amazon rio negro, manaus meeting of the waters, meeting of the waters manaus, amazon river black river, encontro das aguas manaus
Encontro das Aguas | Confluence between Rio Negro and Solimões River —  Image Source

meeting of the waters brazil ,solimoes, solimoes river, black river, brazil, amazon rio negro, manaus meeting of the waters, meeting of the waters manaus, amazon river black river, encontro das aguas manaus
Meeting of Waters | Encontro das Aguas — Image Source
meeting of the waters brazil ,solimoes, solimoes river, black river, brazil, amazon rio negro, manaus meeting of the waters, meeting of the waters manaus, amazon river black river, encontro das aguas manaus
Meeting of Waters | Encontro das Aguas — Image Source

meeting of the waters, meeting of waters, the meeting of the waters, amazon meeting of the waters, meeting of the waters amazon, encontro das aguas, rio negro and amazon river, amazon river meets black river
Encontro Das Aguas Manaus, Black river, Brazil — Image Source

meeting of the waters, meeting of waters, the meeting of the waters, amazon meeting of the waters, meeting of the waters amazon, encontro das aguas, rio negro and amazon river, amazon river meets black river
Solimoes river, Encontro Das Aguas Manaus — Image Source

meeting of the waters, meeting of waters, the meeting of the waters, amazon meeting of the waters, meeting of the waters amazon, encontro das aguas, rio negro and amazon river, amazon river meets black river
Solimoes, Encontro Das Aguas Manaus — Image Source
Meeting of the Waters "Encontro das Águas" Negro & Solimões rivers — Video

Manaus meeting of the waters — Map

No comments:

Post a Comment

Lake Turkana – Kenya

Lake Turkana , or as it is also called Lake Rudolf , is an amazing closed drainage body of the Great Rift Valley in the eastern part of the ...