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Thursday, April 21, 2011


From the article, Los camellones alrededor del lago Titicaca, by Pierre Morlon, 2006.
The article is discussing the traditional agricultural methods used near Lake Titicaca; these methods are more than two thousands years old. 
A "qocha" (small lake, lagoon)  is an artificial pond used to gain water for cultivation. The text is telling that up to  fifty years ago, waru-warus, camellones, qochas were much more extensive on the land but they were deliberately destroyed.

A qocha.