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major rivers in jamaica
by Garnett Taylor
How many major rivers there is in Jamaica?
April-25-2009 by Wellesley Gayle
I'll answer you by quoting from the rivers in jamaica
"We have over 100 major rivers in Jamaica, although many are unexplored and not navigable. The height of the mountains causes them to run swiftly in deep beds, and their courses are sometimes broken by waterfalls.
The Black River is the largest (widest) river in Jamaica. It is 73 kilometers long, and for 28 kilometers from its mouth it is navigable for small vessels.
Today, there is an increased interest in rafting and other water sport activities with our rivers, and therefore, some of the once unexplored rivers are now used for these purposes.
For the most part though, the rivers in Jamaica are still used for irrigation and domestic purposes particularly by the rural folks.
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