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SEASONAL LAGOON DE HUAMANPATA


Inside the basin of the river Huamanpata (located in the western slope of the mountain range subandina, denominated "Mountain range of Piscohuañuna", near the frontier with the Region San Martin), is the lagoon of Huamanpata, a seasonal unique lagoon in its gender in Peruvian Amazonía. For a particular phenomenon, in a part the valley of Huamanpata is narrowed by the afloración of formations of calcareous rock and he/she closes the step of the river that passes through some drains or eyes until the other side, after reflecting for underground passages during several hundred of meters.

During the summer (of June to October) time the bed of the river Huamanpata diminishes and all the water filters immediately for the drains. However, with the increment of the rains starting from November the flow of the river is increased and the water begins to be dammed in the low part of the valley, since the drains don't give supply to give pass to all the water. This way he/she goes being formed a reservoir or seasonal lagoon that it ends up occupying almost half of the bottom of the valley (some 20,000 have). The lagoon is approximately to 2100 m.s.n.m, while the summits of the surrounding mounts overcome the 3000 meters.

The access to the lagoon is for on the way to horseshoe, from the town of Rodríguez of Mendoza, and he/she takes he/she enters an hour and a half and two hours, depending on the rhythm.

The lagoon remains during the months of rains, until May or June. In the bottom of this valley there is not forest, due to the periodic floods, but a natural pastizal that is used by the local residents to graze bovine and horsy livestock that is maintained in the valley in semilibertad.

The formation of the temporary lagoon, only to those altitudes in Andes, he/she has given origin especially to a series of aquatic and riverside (lacustrine, marshy) habitats that enriches the biodiversity of the area considerably, in what concerns plants, amphibians and birds.

The avifauna of the forests premontanos and mount us of the frontier among the regions San Martin and Amazons it is famous for their great total diversity of species and wealth in unique and endemic species. Thanks to this he/she has already transformed into a preference place for avituristas that look for to see endemic species mainly, some of them described recently, as the Tyrant-Todi of Lulu Poecilotriccus luluae (described in the 2001; Johnson & Jones 2001), or even new goods as Xenoglaux loweryi (O'Neill & Serious 1977).

Source: http://www.siamazonia.org.pe: 8181/cnpp - otca/sites/default/files/EVALUACION%20DE%20NUEVAS%20%C3%81REAS%20CON%20POTENCIAL%20PARA%20EL%20AVITURISMO.pdf



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SEASONAL LAGOON DE HUAMANPATA
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