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Old 05-19-2006, 07:55 PM   #1
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Lima, Peru – The third largest waterfall in the world, measuring nearly 2,529 feet in height, was recently discovered in Peru near the city of Chachapoyas in the department of Amazonas. The waterfall has never been recorded on any known map of the area and was brought to the attention of the world by Stefan Ziemendorff, a German citizen working on a project with the Potable Amazon Water Company (Emusap). Locals in the department of Amazonas have named the waterfall “Gocta” which is derived from the local indigenous Quechua language.

The discovery was not a complete surprise to everyone in the Amazon region. Locals from small villages near the site of the waterfall kept its existence a secret for fear of ancient legends and myths that told of the presence of a siren and a serpent that ruthlessly guarded the area. The Gocta waterfall’s remote location also played a role in its relatively obscure existence. The only way to reach the site is a five hour trek on a dirt trail from the village of Cocachimba in the district of San Pablo.


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sorta sad how its never been seen

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It's because nobody thought to look for it due to all of that "global warming"
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It's nice to think that there are still undiscovered treasures on this planet.
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sorta sad how its never been seen
I disagree. I agree with Glas when he says

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It's nice to think that there are still undiscovered treasures on this planet.
Now that it has been found it will most likely become a tourist attraction and parts of the rainforest will have to be cleared so they can make parking lots.....


But I'd love to see it nonetheless
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It won't become a tourist attraction. It's in a remote place in Peru. Parking lots? Thats half retarded.
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It won't become a tourist attraction. It's in a remote place in Peru. Parking lots? Thats half retarded.
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Sounds like something to see one day. I've been in the Amazonas region a few times and its absolutely beautiful but I haven't heard about this either. I stayed far North in the Condorcanqui district while Chachapoyas is somewhere near the Central-South divide.

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