The Andes - Restless Earth

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The Andes - Restless Earth

The Andes: 7000 Km long, covering 6 countires

North to South: Colombia to argentina ( West coast of South America)

Farming

Terraces- food production on valley sides

Crops- Soya, maize, rice, cotton, potato

Llamas- Carry goods for irrigation, buildings, mining transport

Alpacas- Fine cloth

Hydroelectic power

Narrow valleys: Easy to dam, cuts costs, steep relief, higher velocity, more electricity

2009 el platinal HEP: Dam across Canete river, 2nd largest peru, $200 million

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