Agoyán

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The Agoyán (also known as El Pailón del Diablo [The Devil's Cauldron][1][2]) is the tallest waterfall of the Ecuadorian Andes. It is located approximately 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from the city of Baños. It is formed by the waters of the Pastaza River that plunge 61 metres (200 ft) in a gorge located in the Occidental Cordillera.

In 1987, the Ecuadorian government inaugurated the Agoyán hydroelectric plant, which has been part of the country's power grid since then, with a total power output of 156 MW. The plant was built upstream of the waterfall, so as to preserve it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron)". TripAdvisor. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Pailón del Diablo Waterfall". Latitude Ecuador. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 
Base of the Agoyán Falls with observation area

Coordinates: 1°24′24″S 78°18′33″W / 1.4068°S 78.3093°W / -1.4068; -78.3093