A huayco or huaico is a Peruvian term that refers to a flash flood caused by torrential rains occurring high in the mountains.
National forests like the San MatiasSan Carlos Protection Forest were created in Peru for the prevention of huyacos.
The former settlers of Lo Barnechea were called Huaicoches .
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