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Artibonite river in Haiti, 320 km long river

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Artibonite river in Haiti, 320 km long river

Here is a picture of the Artibonite river in Haiti, the largest water basin in Haiti.

Haiti's supply of hydroelectricity is produced, practically exclusively, by the Artibonite River. The powerful, liquid behemoth is also used for irrigation, and, at 320 kms, it is the longest river on the entire island of Hispaniola. It is estimated that over 70,000 families, living in the rural areas of Haiti, depend on the river, which irrigates some 30,000 hectares of land. This land is used to produce 80% of the country's rice. In December 2014, the government signed agreements with contractors aimed at protecting the river's shoreline, rehabilitating the hydraulic system, and protecting the banks.

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