Radioavisos / Aviso a Navegantes / Rio de la Plata
** RIO de la PLATA 0771 21/04/14 **RIO DE LA PLATA OPERACIONES DE DRAGADO
** RIO de la PLATA 0772 21/04/14 **REPUBLICA ORIENTAL DEL URUGUAY RIO DE LA PLATA PROXIMIDADES PUERTO DE MONTE [ ... ]
** RIO de la PLATA 0773 21/04/14 **RIO DE LA PLATA MEDIO MAGDALENA CARTA H-116
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The Río de la Plata is the estuary formed by the confluence of the Uruguay River and the Paraná River on the border between Argentina and Uruguay. It is a funnel-shaped indentation on the southeastern coastline of South America, about 290 kilometres (180 mi) long. The Río de la Plata widens from about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) at the inner part to about 220 kilometres (140 mi) at its mouth. The Río de la Plata behaves as an estuary in which freshwater and seawater mix. Its freshwater comes from the Paraná River, one of the world's longest, and its main tributary, the Paraguay River, as well as the Uruguay River and other smaller streams. Currents in the Río de la Plata are controlled by tides reaching to its source and beyond, into the Uruguay and Paraná rivers. Both rivers are tidally influenced for about 190 kilometres (120 mi). The tidal ranges in the Río de la Plata are small, but its large width allows for a tidal prism important enough to dominate the flow regime despite the huge discharge received by the tributary rivers. The rivers' discharge is strong enough to prevent salt water from penetrating the inner Río de la Plata.