Years from now old timers in river towns along the Ucayali, Marañon, and the Amazon will tell their grandchildren the flood of 2011 was one of the worst. Here in Iquitos, out lying areas of Belen, San Juan, Punchana, and Bellavista Nanay are flooded and the water is still rising.
The black line rising registers the Amazon River water level until April 29, 2011, where it intersects with the 118 meter white line. The blue line is the record high, the green line represents the average, the red line is the all time low water level.
Bill Grimes reporting from Iquitos Peru.
Amazon River Flooding, 118 Meters And Rising
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