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Río Xococ, Guatemala (area: Salamá; click here for the Guatemala table of rivers)

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Class: V; Ave. Gradient: 8 m/km; Portages: many; Length: 12 km; Time: 5 hours

Season: July to October; rafts? no; Highlights: viewing crazy gorges; Crux move: portaging them

Water Quality: poor; Water Temperature: medium

PI: Xococ (900m); TO: Pacaní (800m)

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

The Río Xococ has a very low run-to-portage ratio as it passes through some crazy gorges with shallow jagged rocks. Contact me for more information.

Descent History: First explored September 2013, by me and Nils Saubès.

Flow Notes: The Río Xococ is hard to catch. If the Río Salamá in downtown Salamá doesn’t have at least 300 cfs in it, don’t bother driving further.

Nearby Tourist Attractions: not much in this area.

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