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Dulce River (Argentina)

The Dulce River is the most important river in the Argentine province of Santiago del Estero.

The Dulce River is born in the Tucuman Province under the name of Sali River, though it receives contributes from the Salta Province, and changes names when reaching Santiago del Estero. It runs 450 km southeast throughout the province, and then feeds the Rio Hondo in Cordoba Province before emptying into the Mar Chiquita salt lake.

There is also a dam in the limit with Tucuman Province called Rio Hondo dam, with a lake formated with the connection of four rivers of Tucuman. This lake is experiencing pollution due to the lack of control of the emissions of polluting substances into the Sali River, caused mainly by the pulpmills located in Tucuman.

The river is the main source of water for irrigation for the arid lands of Santiago del Estero. The Los Quiroga Dam in the northwest, finished in 1956, provides water for that area, but has produced a decrease in the precipitations of the southeastern part of the province.

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