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Río Pichucalco, Lower, Chiapas, Mexico (area: north central; click here for the Chiapas table of rivers)

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Class: II; Ave. Gradient: 6 m/km; Portages: none; Length: 14 km; Time: 2:00

Season: June to January; Rafts? yes; Highlights: great beginner run; Crux move: diversion dam

Water Quality: excellent; Water Temperature: medium

PI: Balneario Río Blanco (120 m); TO: Puente Pichucalco

Description: (click here for general notes about my descriptions)

This run offers a nice balneario area to rig, practice, and put in, as well as pleasant scenery and a clean river.

A full description is in the Mayan Whitewater: Chiapas & Belize guidebook.

Descent History: This section has been descended by many in the past. Rocky did it January 22, 2012.
Flow Notes
: The best time to run this river is at higher flows after rainfall. This run can never get too high. There is an online river gauge downstream (uncorrelated).

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Nearby Tourist Attractions: Villahermosa sights.

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