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A river rising in central Panama, flowing southwest to Gatún Lake (formed by a dam on the river), then draining northwest to the Caribbean Sea.
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(Spanish ˈtʃaɣres)
(Placename) a river in Panama, flowing southwest through Gatún Lake, then northwest to the Caribbean Sea
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(ˈtʃɑ grɛs)

a river in Panama, flowing through Gatun Lake into the Caribbean Sea.
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A third lane would involve a similar colossal effort like that of the U.S engineers who dammed Panama's Chagres River between 1904 and 1914 to create the Gatun Lake, which makes up almost half of the length of the waterway.
Prior to the Panama Canal transit, the Marco Polo docked at the Pacific port of Balboa, and we drove inland by van along dirt roads to the muddy banks of the fast-flowing Chagres River, the principal source of water for operating the canal locks.
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