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Progo River

Progo River or Kali Progo is a river in the southern part of Java Island and flows in Central Java Province and Yogyakarta Province in Indonesia and is famous for river-based adventures. The river is sourced from the slopes of Mount Sundoro and Mount Sumbing which flows southeast and south along 140 Kilometers in the coverage of 2380 square kilometers.

Upstream or "Progo Atas" in Magelang is used by fans of white water rafting, while in the river mouth or "Progo Bawah" is used for white water rafting and kayaking. This river has strong rapids and stunning views along the river.

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The Progo River starts from the highlands of Temanggung and Magelang regencies in Central Java, then to the southeast towards Sleman, Bantul and Kulonprogo regencies in Yogyakarta. The Progo River empties into the west of Kwaru Beach on the southern coast of Java.

In Ngluwar district, Magelang regency, this river was dammed into two streams for irrigation for agriculture in Yogyakarta by Dutch colonial. The dam is known as "Ancol Bligo" which is now a place for recreational residents.

This irrigation flows from Ngluwar to the east to divide Sleman regency and to Klaten regency, known as Selokan Mataram or "Van Der Wijck Gutter", while the other flows in Kulonprogo regency along the Menoreh Mountains valley.

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Some of the smaller rivers that flow to Progo are the Jambe River on Mount Sindoro; Tangsi River, Merawu River, Semawang River, and Kuas River on Sumbing Mountain; Elo River on Mount Merbabu; Krasak River, Pabelan River, Blongkeng River and Bedog River on Mount Merapi; Tinalah River and Kayangan River in the Menoreh Mountains; Murung River in the Kelir Mountains; Deres River, and Belik River.

The Progo River flows in the tropical monsoon climate for the Am code according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification. The average temperature of a year is around 24 Celsius. The hottest month is January for an average of 27 Celsius and the coldest on July 23 Celsius. The average annual rainfall is 2970 mm where January averages 537 mm and September averages 22 mm.



The Progo River is home to several endemic animals including Nilem or Melem (Osteochilus vittatus). These fish have a total length of up to 260 mm, height at the beginning of the dorsal fin up to 4 mm, and head length of up to 4.5 mm.

The muzzle is rounded and the wrinkled lips can be raised. This fish is a family with Goldfish, but the mouth is lower and the body is elongated like Braskap fish. Patchouli fish live in strong currents and fishing hobbyists usually use moss bait.

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