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Río Pululá, Guatemala (area: Southeast; click here for the Guatemala table of rivers)

Class: III; Ave. Gradient: 6 m/km; Portages: 10 foot dam and vado; Length: 12 km; Time: 1:15 hours

Season: June to October; rafts? no; Highlights: good birding; Crux move: catching the water

Water Quality: poor; Water Temperature: not noted

PI: Pululá bridge (372 m); TO: El Jobo bridge at El Salvador border

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

The Río Pululá combines a short intermediate-level run with the intrigue of paddling to an international border crossing. The birding can be good here also.

A full description is in the Mayan Whitewater Guatemala guidebook.

Descent History: I ran this solo in July 2011, with 500 cfs.

Flow Notes: The Río Pululá needs extra heavy rain to come up. If the El Jobo gauge is way up you have a chance.

cfs graph

Nearby Tourist Attractions: not much in this area.

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