Thundering of Waters

Meeting of Waters

The Meeting of Waters (Portuguese: Encontro das Águas) is the confluence between the Rio Negro, a river with dark (almost black colored water), and the sandy-colored Amazon River or Rio Solimões, as it is known the upper section of the Amazon in Brazil. For 6 km (3.7 mi)the river's water run side by side without mixing. It is one of the main touristic attractions of Manaus, Brazil.

This phenomena is due to the differences in temperature, speed and water density of the two rivers. The Rio Negro flows at near 2 km per hour at a temperature of 22°C, while the Rio Solimões flows between 4 to 6 km per hour a temperature of 28°C.

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