Agua Azul

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Agua Azul
Agua Azul is located in Mexico
Agua Azul
Location in Mexico
Location Municipio Tumbalá, Chiapas, Mexico
Coordinates 17°15′21″N 92°06′57″W / 17.255704°N 92.115951°W / 17.255704; -92.115951Coordinates: 17°15′21″N 92°06′57″W / 17.255704°N 92.115951°W / 17.255704; -92.115951
Number of drops various
Longest drop 6 m (20 ft)
Watercourse Agua Azul riverRío ShumulaRío TulijáRío ChilapaRío Grijalva[1]

The Cascadas de Agua Azul (Spanish for "Blue-water Falls") are a series of waterfalls found on the Xanil River in the Chiapas, Mexico. They are located in the Municipality of Tumbalá, 69 kilometres (43 mi) from Palenque, near Mexican Federal Highway 199.

These waterfalls consists of many cataracts following one after another, taken from near the top of the sequence of cascades. The larger cataracts may be as high as 6 meters (20 feet) or so. During much of the distance the water descends in two streams, with small islands in the middle.

The water has a high content of calcium carbonate and other minerals, and where it falls on rocks or fallen trees, it encases them in a thick shell-like coating of limestone.[2]

Local residents reportedly restored the waterfalls[3] after the 2017 Chiapas earthquake changed the course of the river and led to a temporary reduction of the water flow over the falls.[4]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-13. Retrieved 2016-03-13. 
  2. ^ WorldTopTop.com. "Cascadas de Agua Azul – Top Waterfalls in the World". BBC. Retrieved November 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ BBC (November 17, 2017). "Mexico waterfall: Agua Azul cascades return to quake-hit river". BBC. Retrieved November 18, 2017. 
  4. ^ Ruptly (November 13, 2017). "Chasing waterfalls! Mystery abounds after Agua Azul falls dry up". YouTube. Retrieved Nov 14, 2017.