Tag Archive: Bolivia

Mar 22 2013

Severe Flooding in Bolivia and Colombia (Footage)

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This past week parts of Bolivia and Columbia have experienced some damaging floods due to heavy rains. In Santa Cruz, Bolivia, they received about 107mm (~4 inches) in a day, which equates to their average for the entire month of March. The flooding damaged their largest airport and the Chimore River overflowed its banks.

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Jun 01 2012

Supercritical Flow in Bolivia (2008 Flood Footage)

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In January of 2008, Bolivia experienced flooding across the whole country, including in the capital, La Paz, in the Achumani River. The clip below is interesting because of the wave of water as well as the supercritical flow. If you zoom in on the map above and view the aerial, you can see the channel …

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