Ecuador's Tallest Waterfall Vanishes

An enormous waterfall in Ecuador has disappeared due to a sinkhole that disrupted the flow of the river feeding into the iconic location. Known as the San Rafael Waterfall, the breathtaking site, which is the tallest of its kind in the country at around 500 feet, had been a popular tourist attraction, drawing tens of thousands of visitors each year. However, much to the consternation of environmental and tourism officials, it was reportedly noticed at the start of February that the waterfall had inexplicably stopped flowing.

Since that time, experts in Ecuador have attempted to solve the mystery of what caused the picturesque site to suddenly vanish. An initial investigation indicated that a sinkhole, which formed a few miles upstream, is to blame for the river being diverted and ultimately splitting into three new waterfalls. While one might think this was a wholly natural event, there is considerable speculation that a recently-constructed hydroelectric plant could be to blame.

More on this strange story at the Coast to Coast AM website.

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