The Fuerte River
is a river in the northwestern Mexican
state of Sinaloa
. It is formed at the junction of the Verde
rivers. The course Fuerte River lies close to the city of Los Mochis
. The river is surrounded by large mango
plantations which produce the fruits mainly for export to the United States
Rio El Fuerte is dammed near the town of El Fuerte creating a reservoir, and the water is used extensively for irrigation of agriculture in northern Sinaloa, and southern Sonora.