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List of rivers of Puerto Rico

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A waterway in Puerto Rico
A waterway in Puerto Rico

List of rivers in Puerto Rico (U.S. Commonwealth), sorted by drainage basin and then by name. There are 47 principal rivers and 24 lagoons / reservoirs.[1]

There are about 5,385 miles of river in Puerto Rico and 224 rivers and 553 named streams.[2][3][4][5] Only 8.9 miles of Puerto Rico's rivers have the official U.S. Wild and Scenic River Designation.[6]


Sign on the side of PR-435 in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico marking a quebrada (stream) nearby
Sign on the side of PR-435 in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico marking a quebrada (stream) nearby

A stream in English may be called a quebrada in Spanish. A creek in English may be called an arroyo or ensenada in Spanish. A river in Spanish is a río. A channel in English may be called a canal or caño in Spanish. A cay in English is a cayo in Spanish.

Reservoirs and lagoons

These are some of the reservoirs and lagoons in Puerto Rico:[1]

  1. Guajataca
  2. Garzas
  3. Dos Bocas
  4. Caonillas
  5. Laguna Tortuguero
  6. La Plata
  7. Cidra
  8. Laguna San José and Laguna Los Corozos
  9. Carraízo
  10. Laguna Piñones and Laguna Torrecilla
  11. Fajardo
  12. Valenciano (in planning)
  13. Patillas
  14. Carite
  15. Toa Vaca
  16. Guayabal
  17. Cerrillos
  18. Garzas
  19. Luchetti
  20. Loco
  21. Laguna Guánica (drained)
  22. Laguna Cartagena (refuge)
  23. Laguna Joyuda
  24. Casei (in planning)
  25. El Guineo
  26. Matrulla

By drainage basin

Rivers of Puerto Rico listed by drainage basin:

North Coast (Atlantic Ocean)

East Coast (Vieques Passage)

South Coast (Caribbean Sea)

West Coast (Mona Passage)


See also


  1. ^ a b "Ríos principales de Puerto Rico" (PDF). GIS OTG. US Geological Survey Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 September 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Los Ríos" (PDF). Hojas de Nuestro Ambiente. Puerto Rico: DRNA. February 1, 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 1, 2012.
  3. ^ "Puerto Rico". National Wild and Scenic River Systems. Archived from the original on 19 February 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Rios de Puerto Rico" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on October 23, 2008.
  5. ^ "Jacksonville District Navigable Waters Lists" (PDF). SAJ. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-01-26. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Rio de la Mina". National Wild and Scenic River System. Archived from the original on 2018-10-02. Retrieved 2019-03-09.

External links

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