The Yaque Del Norte river is the largest river in the Dominican Republic. It flows from the Cordillera Central mountain ranges to the Cibao Valley. The source of the Yaque del Norte is the river Los Guanos, at the peak of the Cordillera Central mountains. The river's shallow 240 mile expanse is used for irrigation of rice, tobacco, and sugarcane. A notable moment in the Yaque Del Norte's history was in 1972, when it have dammed to harness electricity to the Tavera Dam. The river is also a large source of tourism, as as people travel to the Yaque Del Norte to go rafting.