Waterfall is named after the outstanding Bolivian geologist Frederico Ahlfeld (1892 – 1982) – "Father of Bolivian Geology". It is located approximately 6 km downstreams from another waterfall – even more impressive Arcoiris Falls.
Paucerna river comes from an enormous tableland – the 3,000 km² large Caparu Meseta. This is an unique plateau. For most part it is delimited with vertical cliff walls, which are up to 300 m high. It has extremely high biological diversity. On the plateau have developed several kinds of rare ecosystems, including a unique dry forest – the largest virgin Cerrado forest in the world. Here has been established the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park (1 583 810 ha) – UNESCO World Heritage site.
Frederico Ahlfeld Falls on the map
|Location, GPS coordinates:||13.7576 S 60.9786 W|
|Rating:||(3 / 5)|
|Where is located?||South America, Bolivia, Santa Cruz, northern part of Caparu Meseta, Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, on Rio Paucerna downstreams from Arcoiris Falls|
|UNESCO World Heritage status:||"Noel Kempff Mercado National Park", 2000, No.967|
|Height:||Around 25 – 45 m|
|Drops:||1 main drop and many smaller ones above and below|
|Width:||Roughly 60 m|
|Stream:||Rio Paucerna (Pausema, Pauserna)|
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