View of the Manzanares River
|⁃ location||Turimiquire Range|
|⁃ elevation||ca 2,000 m (6,600 ft)|
|Cariaco Gulf, Caribbean|
|0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||80 km (50 mi)|
|Basin size||1,066 km2 (412 sq mi)|
|⁃ average||17.48 m3/s (617 cu ft/s)|
The source of the Manzanares is at the 2,200 metres (7,200 ft) high Turimiquire Range in Sucre State. The river flows roughly northwards for about 80 km (50 mi) by the city of Cumanacoa. Finally it flows by Cumaná into the Cariaco Gulf of the Caribbean.
In 2012, Hurricane Isaac caused heavy rain in the area and the Manzanares overflowed its banks in the town of Cumanacoa inundating approximately 1,200 homes many of which were damaged and a few destroyed. Some residents had to be airlifted to safety. Similar flooding occurred elsewhere in the country, such as in Caracas where 40 families had to be evacuated.
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