17 de Abril de 2014

Peaks and bodies of water

Monterrey is the "city of mountains".

Peaks

The Sierra Madre Oriental runs across the state from northwest to southeast, creating temperate woodlands. Monterrey is surrounded by this sierra, the Cerro del Topo Chico and the Cerro de la Silla –it is sometimes called the “city of mountains.”


Mapa de la orografía en Nuevo León
Highest peaks Elevation (m above
sea level)
Cerro El Morro 3,710
Cerro El Potosí 3,700
Picacho San Onofre 3,540
Sierra El Viejo 3,500
Sierra Potrero de Ábrego 3,460
Sierra Los Toros 3,200
Cerro Grande de la Ascensión 3,200
Cerro de la Silla 1,800


Terrain

The northern portion of the state is flat and belongs to the North American Plains. Below these plains and up to the Sierra Madre Oriental the terrain is inclined; this area is part of the Northern Gulf Plains. The southern portion of the state belongs to the Mexican High Plains.

The municipal seat in a highest elevation is Dr. Arroyo, 720 meters above median sea level. The lowest is Los Aldamas, 90 m amsl. Monterrey has an elevation of 540 m asl.


Rivers

Most rivers have seasonal currents except on their middle and lower parts. None is navigable. Most of them from in the Sierra Madre Oriental and flow into the Bravo, San Fernando or Soto Marina rivers in Tamaulipas.


El Álamo Garrapatas Tlahualilo
Magueyes Las Norias Atongo
Salinas El Madroño Chiquito
La Negra Doctor González Blanco
Los Monfort Hualahuises Los Nogales
El Salado Candela El Pinole
Encadenado El Blanquillo San Juan


Water reservoirs

  • El Cuchillo
  • José López Portillo (Cerro Prieto)
  • Rodrigo Gómez ( La Boca)
  • Agualeguas
  • Sombreretillo
  • El Porvenir
  • Loma Larga
  • Lagunas
  • Salinillas
  • El Negro

Datos básicos

Highest peak: Cerro el moro (3,710 m)

Monterrey elevation: 540 m

Reservoirs: El Cuchillo, Cerro Prieto, La Boca

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