The Amazon River level is descending. This region of the Amazon River is that of a braided manner with Islands and channels all up and down its longitude, those who have easy access during high water will find themselves high and dry during this season. The tributaries and channels dry up almost completely where not […]
The worlds Largest River!
Seeing how the intense flooding due to erratic ENSO cycles (El Nino Southern Occilations) is having quite an impact on the west coast of North and South America, I feel the need to elaborate on the following: the impacts on coastal Peru and the impacts on the Amazon Drainage basin. First of all, due to […]
One of the most common misconceptions about travelling to Peru is that you can visit the Amazon River from Puerto Maldonado. This is completely false, that is the equivalent of saying that a hummingbird is equal to an ostrich. The Madre de Dios River in Puerto Maldonado is Less than 400 meters wide. The Amazon […]
So everyone thought that our epic flood in 2012 was a fluke 100 year flood. Well, I think that idea came from the climate change deniers. I knew that something wasn’t right when each year since 2012 we have had more than normal flooding. Worldwide there have been extremes ranging from drought to deluge. In […]
Here in the Iquitos region of the Amazon Basin, we have been quite occupied worrying about the flood to come. The past two weeks, we have seen levels that parallel the largest flood in modern history of the Amazon 2012. Thankfully the rest of the rivers that feed this stretch of the Amazon near Iquitos […]
Here is the latest in river levels at Iquitos, Peru. I post these levels because our activities are dictated by water levels. For example we may have to hike more to reach a destination or cross a beach. Opposite of low water,in high water we get to canoe right up to certain hotspots. This is […]
Due to recent problems a lovely American family faced in Peru I feel the need to forewarn anyone who is traveling Leticia Colombia – Iquitos Peru via speed boat. The family arrived to the shanty border town of Santa Rosa at 5am. The town was empty, dark, no lights, no police an most important, no […]