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Pomacochas lagoon

In the same route towards Huallaga Central, after passing the plain of Bagua and the Corridor of Utcubamba, the highway separates itself from the course of the Utcubamba River to go towards the Cordillera Oriental. The beautiful Pomacochas lagoon is found at the beginning of this stretch. It is located next to a town which has the same name, in the province of Bongara, in a height of 2150 m.

This lagoon is one of the biggest lagoons in Peru. It has an extension of 12 km and it is believed that its biggest depth can reach 80 m. Its waters have a wonderful green bluish color. There are some plants in its shores like totoras, tendrils and creepers.

Leaving behind Pomacochas, the highway passes over the tops of the Cordillera Oriental and descends up to the basin of the Mayo river, that drains off into the Huallaga (department of San Martin), joining two regions of potential colonization and giving theam an exit to the Pacific Ocean.

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