Lake Ichiccocha

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Lake Ichiccocha
Location Peru
Ancash Region
Lake type landslide lake
Primary inflows Santa Cruz Creek
Primary outflows Santa Cruz Creek

Lake Ichiccocha[1] (possibly from Ancash Quechua ichik small, little, few,[2] Quechua qucha lake, "little lake") or Lake Chica[3][4] is a lake in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru located in Ancash Region, Huaylas Province, Santa Cruz District.[4] It lies within Santa Cruz Creek, between the mountains Pomabamba to the north and Caraz to the south, southwest of the larger lake Jatuncocha.[1][3]

Santa Cruz Creek (a right tributary of the Santa River) flows through the lake.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Alpenvereinskarte 0/3a. Cordillera Blanca Nord (Peru). 1:100 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2005. ISBN 3-928777-57-2. 
  2. ^ Vocabulario comparativo quechua ecuatoriano - quechua ancashino -- castellano - English Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine. (pdf)
  3. ^ a b Peru 1:100 000, Corongo (18-h). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú). 
  4. ^ a b - UGEL map of the Huaylas Province (Ancash Region) showing Ichikqucha labelled "Lago Chica"