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Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Yucatan Peninsula (The Southeast)
 

Cenotes, Fresh Water Supply

 
 
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Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2019
1. Cenotes, Fresh Water Supply Marker
Inscription.  

Los Cenotes, Fuente de Agua Dulce
Los cenotes son cavidades de formación natural que se producen por la erosión del suelo calizo que deja al descubierto el manto de agua subterránea. La profundidad varía y algunos miden 60 metros o más. En Bacalar existió un cenote que proveía de agua dulce, tal vez desde los tiempos prehispánicos hasta 1969. Se encontraba en la calle 16, rumbo al poniente pasando las torres de electricidad.
Profesor Carlos Valdéz Chay (Pintor de Bacalar)
Profesor Jesús Morales Rosas (Historiador)


English:
Cenotes, Fresh Water Supply
A "cenote" (well) is a natural cave shaped by erosion of the limestone layer. Generally the dome falls apart exposing the underground water source. Depth varies; some of them have 60 meters or more. There was a "cenote" in Bacalar that provided fresh water since the pre-Columbian time up to 1969. It was located in the 16th street west after the electric energy towers.

English translation:
Professor Carlos Valdéz Chay (Bacalar painter)
Professor Jesús Morales Rosas (Historian)

 
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This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEnvironmentNatural Resources. A significant historical year for this entry is 1969.
 
Location. 18° 40.212′ N, 88° 23.761′ W. Marker is in Bacalar, Quintana Roo. Marker is at the intersection of Avenida Adolfo López Mateos and Calle 4, on the left when traveling north on Avenida Adolfo López Mateos. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bacalar QR 77930, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bacalar - 1729 (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Bacalar (about 120 meters away); K'atunes or Periods of History (about 150 meters away); Pre-Columbian Time, End of Period (about 210 meters away); a different marker also named Bacalar (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Bel Itzá, or Path of the Itzaes (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named Bacalar (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Pre-Columbian Bacalar, Foundation (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bacalar.
 
Cenotes, Fresh Water Supply Marker in English image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2019
2. Cenotes, Fresh Water Supply Marker in English
Cenotes, Fresh Water Supply Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2019
3. Cenotes, Fresh Water Supply Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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