Polochic River
The Polochic River is a 194 km long river
A river is a natural watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, a lake, a sea, or another river. In a few cases, a river simply flows into the ground or dries up completely before reaching another body of water. Small rivers may also be called by several other names, including...

 in eastern Guatemala
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. It flows eastwards through a deep valley and flows into Lake Izabal
Lake Izabal
Lago de Izabal, also known as the Golfo Dulce, is the largest lake in Guatemala with a surface area of 589.6 km² and a maximum depth is 18 meters . The Polochic River is the largest river that drains into the lake...

 at 15.46667°N 89.36667°W. The river is navigable for length of 30 km to Panzós
Panzós is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz.On 29 May 1978, the village of Panzós was the site of a massacre in which between 30 and 60 local inhabitants were killed by the army....

. It was used many years ago to transport coffee
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 and timber
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, but most commercial transport in the river valley is now carried out by truck.
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