Huayco

Huayco

A huayco or huaico (from the Quechua wayqu, meaning "depth, valley") is a Peruvian term that refers to a flash flood caused by torrential rains occurring high in the mountains.

National forests like the San Matías–San Carlos Protection Forest were created in Peru for the prevention of huyacos.

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