It’s one of those places somewhere in South America that most people have at least heard of and know a little about: Iguazu Falls. Similar to how a majority of people around the world know the Grand Canyon is a giant canyon somewhere in the American West, Iguazu Falls is a massive water fall somewhere in South America.
But once you go, at least for me, these places become so much more than a giant hole or a lot of running water. Spending time in the green jungles of northern Argentina and seeing the million gallons of water rushing over a bunch of rocks was so much different than I ever thought prior to experiencing Iguazu Falls.
We kept staring at the falls.
These mighty falls just keep on roaring.
The conservation of these falls begins so far upstream. When the falls were running very brown it was a result of deforestation upstream, which then lead to erosion, which led to the river carrying way more sediment than it would have normally. So many factors include the health of a river and how much water is running over those cliffs.
Let’s hope the Iguazu Falls continue to flow for many years to come.
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