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Río Cucanjá, Guatemala (area: Cahabón-Polochic; click here for the Guatemala table of rivers)

river photo

Class: III+; Ave. Gradient: 20 m/km; Portages: one; Length: 7 km + runout; Time: 1.5 hours + runout

Season: July to February; rafts? no; Highlights: continuous rapids; Crux move: catching the water

Water Quality: good; Water Temperature: medium

PI: Sapur (370m); TO: Main Polochic

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

The Río Cucanjá is a tributary of the Río Polochic that provides some very continuous rapids in a small riverbed. Th ere is one dangerous badly undercut rapid to look out for. Contact me for more information on this run.

Descent History: Maarten Bleijerveld and I ran this in February 2006.

Flow Notes: The Polochic gauge needs to be showing significant recent growth for a good flow.

cfs graph

Nearby Tourist Attractions: not much in this area.

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