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Segundo River


The Segundo River (Spanish for second),, also known as Xanaes, is a river in the center-north of the province of Cordoba, Argentina. It is born in the Paravachasca Valley at the confluence of the Los Molinos and Anizacate rivers, on the eastern slopes of the Cumbres de Achala (Sierras Grandes), about 2,000 m above mean sea level. It flows west–east and its course forms a reservoir at the Los Molinos Dam (at ), which is employed to generate hydroelectricity. It then flows to the northeast and divides into two main arms, which empty in the Mar Chiquita salt lake, 340 kilometres form its origin. The average inflow is 12.2 m3/sec.

Together with the Primero River (Suquia) and the Dulce River, it forms part of the basin of Central Argentina. On its path are located the following cities: Rio Segundo, Pilar, Villa del Rosario, Transito, Arroyito, El Tio, Concepcion del Tio, Marull, Balnearia and Altos de Chipion.

The alternative name of Xanaes is said to have its origin in the Native American language of the Comechingones, and has been almost lost until the 1980s, when Xanaes was started being used in maps, perhaps to attract tourism with a more exotic name, but the population of the area continues to use to use the denomination Segundo.

References

Hidrography of Cordoba

[[:es:Rio Segundo|Rio Segundo]] in the [[:es:|Spanish Wikipedia]].

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