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The Futaleufú River is part of the transnational Watershed of the Yelcho River. Trans-Andean hydrographic riverbasin of 11,600 km2, of which 6,929 km2 are in Chile. His diet is rainy. The Futaleufú River, whose name means “Big River” in Mapuche language, is fed by the lakes of Los Alerces National Park in the Province of Chubut, Argentina, crosses the Andes Mountains towards Chile, flowing into Yelcho Lake, which in turn flows in the Pacific Ocean, in the Gulf of Corcovado.
Extension: 107 KM total, 70 km on the Chilean sideFlow varies between 360 and 735 mts3Main tributaries in Chile:- Chico River- Espolón River- Blue RiverThe town of Futaleufú has about 2,623 inhabitants, 27% of them live in rural areas (1). The most remote rural area is the Espolón Valley. Other places are Río Chico, Las Escalas, El Azul and La Dificultad, El Límite, Noroeste and Lonconao. The Futaleufú River is one of the best rivers in the world for white water sports It is a glacial origin valley Temperate rainy weatherWe are surrounded by 5 protected areas (Los Alerces National Park, Futaleufú National Reserve, Corcovado National Park, Palena National Reserve, Pumalín Park) We have the designation of Zone of Tourist Interest Cerro Teta is the highest mountain in Futaleufú and reaches around 1,555 m.s.n.m10 lakes and ponds, the most important of them are Espolón Lake, Lonconao Lake, Mirror Pond, and Yelcho Lake.
— More than 155 km of rivers cross the Futaleufu area.
— 4 active volcanoes.
— 52% of the Palena Province is a protected area.