CARBONE Maria Elizabeth
Humans and physical characteristics of the Claromeco River Basin, Argentina
CARBONE, M. E, PICCOLO M.C
Revista Papeles de Geografía
Lugar: Murcia España; Año: 2002 p. 27 - 35
The characteristics of the Claromeco basin, located in the southeast of the province Buenos Aires, Argentina, are described .There are no previous studies of the river, although it has a great significance in the agricultural activities of the region. The study zone is characterized by farming, agricultural and cattle raising activities. The river which flows across a plain, results from the confluence of three courses the Seco creek or 3rd branch in the west, the Medio or 2nd branch in the centre, and the Orellano creek or 1st branch in the east. The measuring methods planimetry, weighing, grease-proof paper, and curvometer were used to analyze the basin. The basin of Claromeco creek has an area of 3,017.18 km2, its perimeter is 285 km and its principal creek is 135 km long. Two different types of drainage were identified dendritic and anarchic. Keywords: Claromecó Creek, Farming zone, human activity, basin.