The rivers of Mauritius

Clear river water strewn with polished medium sized rocks and green trees on the bank in the distance

Rivers are water bodies within a confined channel that usually flow from the uplands towards a lake or the sea. They are very important in shaping the landscape and allowing the surrounding life to survive. Rivers can flow all year round or only flow Read More

Freshwater sources of Mauritius

Old grey tap representing freshwater in the middle of green ferns

Mauritius has a freshwater system arising from the central plateau and moving towards the sides of the island. Obviously, this is due to the upper regions receiving more rainfall than the lower lying areas. The mean annual rainfall is 4200 mm on the highlands Read More