Volcán de Agua Natural Drain Channel

Volcan de Agua Natural Drain Channel by Rudy Girón

It’s good to see the natural drains for Volcán de Agua sort of clean since the rainy season will soon begin discharging enormous amounts of water all around Guatemala and Water Volcano is a natural formation that accumulates lots of water, thus its name, and often the excess water runs down the natural drain channels. When these drains are blocked, we end up with lahars and lots of destruction in San Miguel Escobar and Ciudad Vieja.

© 2012, Rudy Giron. All rights reserved.

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  • Eric

    Do Antiguenos prefer water running through these, Rudy ?  I’m just curious.  I can see (well, I HAVE seen) what happens if there is too much water, but in Southern California, where my mother lives, dry drainage channels become informal garbage dumps.   🙁
    I’m hoping Antiguenos take more pride in their city.