These are the Caroni and Oropouche rivers in the Northern Basin and the Navet river in the Central Range in Trinidad and the Hillsborough river in Tobago, which is the principal source of supply for Scarborough and southwest Tobago. Groundwater is found throughout most of Trinidad.
The Caroni River begins in the Northern Range near Valencia and stretches 40 kilometers westward through the northwestern region of Trinidad. The river meanders throughout Caroni county before emptying into the Gulf of Paria, beneath Port of Spain .
North Atlantic Ocean
the Caribbean Sea
Caroni (-uni, a suffix meaning ‘water’, also in Venezuela)
The Caroni Swamp is the second largest mangrove wetland in Trinidad and Tobago. It is located on the west coast of Trinidad , south of Port of Spain and northwest of Chaguanas, where the Caroni River meets the Gulf of Paria.
Trinidad and Tobago
The place where a river begins is called its source. River sources are also called headwaters. Rivers often get their water from many tributaries, or smaller streams, that join together. The tributary that started the farthest distance from the river’s end would be considered the source, or headwaters.
On the island of Trinidad in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Caroni Plain is a lowland area between the Northern Range and the Central Range . The lowland areas to the south of the Central Range are the Naparima Plain on the west and the Nariva Plain on the east.
The longest river on a Caribbean Island is in Cuba, where the Cauto flows for 230 mi (370 km) from its source in the Sierra Maestra. BODIES OF WATER: The major bodies of water in the Caribbean include the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and to a smaller extent, the Gulf of Mexico.