Geography

Brazil's main rivers (continued)


Sao Francisco River

Located in the northeast region. Temporary or intermittent rivers predominate, which become dry during the dry season.

Nevertheless, the most important river in the region, the San Francisco, is evergreen. These rivers remain with regular water flow throughout the year, even during dry periods they have a minimal flow rate.

With its source in the state of Minas Gerais, in the mountain range of Canastra, the São Francisco River is the main in the Northeast.

In addition to being an essential means of survival for the riverside population, this river, being a plateau, naturally provides hydroelectric energy production.


São Francisco River stretch between the municipalities of Ponto Chique and Pirapora