Public Pier of the Fishermen, Sipacate, Escuintla.

On Monday, December 6, 2021, professionals from the ICC guided a field tour aimed at fishermen and personnel who provide water transport service (boat) in the El Socorro Community, Puente El Jute and Municipality Sipacate, Escuintla.

The tour was carried out to understand the consequences of the accumulation of sediments of the Fuego Volcano. The group visited the point where the Pantaleón River joined the Seco River to understand where the problem originates. They were able to observe the amount of material that has been descending from the Fuego Volcano and the changes that have occurred.

“El Jute” bridge, where experts explained that the river did not have the hydraulic capacity to resist the rains of the month of August, which resulted in floods.
In 2021, floods were reported in communities where they had not been reported before due to the alteration of the course of the river caused by the volcanic sediments of the last Fuego Volcano eruption in 2018.
Representatives of the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) took part in the field trip.

In the municipality of Sipacate, the experts presented the key points of the tour and the actions that are being carried out in the upper part of the Pantaleón River to the Mayor Walter Najera.