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Río Tzim Bac, Chiapas, Mexico (area: north; click here for the Chiapas table of rivers)

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Class: IV; Ave. Gradient: 10 m/km; Portages: none; Length: 16 km; Time: 2:30

Season: September to November; Rafts? no; Highlights: going where few gringos have; Crux move: catching the water

Water Quality: decent; Water Temperature: medium?

PI: Emilio Zapata (elev: 360 m); TO: Sabines bridge

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

The Tzim Bac would have mucho to recommend it as a class IV creek if you could catch it with water.

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

Flow Notes: There is no online gauge. The gauge on the larger parallel Río Magdalena might give you some idea of water levels. My impressions are from a run with 125 cfs at the PI.

Accommodations: There is a basic hotel in Tecpatán.

Nearby Tourist Attractions: Not much in this area.

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