Río Tampaón in San Luis Potosí -México

Río Tampaón is a stream in the region of San Luis Potosí, the country of Mexico with an average elevation of 24 meter above sea level. The area is not very densely populated with 25 people per km2 . The nearest town larger than 50,000 inhabitants takes about 1:37 hour by local transportation.

An estimated 0.75% of the children below 5 years old are underweight, with a mortality of 27 per 1,000 births.

Río Tampaón can have strong (vi) earthquakes (on average one every 50 years), with occurances at 5-6 Richter. When a strong earthquake occurs, it will most likely be felt by everybody; people may be frightened and run outdoors, walk unsteadily. Windows, dishes, glassware may be broken, books fall off shelves. The damage will be slight. There is a low occurence of periods with extreme drought. Flooding risk is high. There is a high chance of cyclones hitting Río Tampaón.

Río Tampaón has a dry sub-humid (0.5 – 0.65 p/pet) climate. The land area is not cultivated, most of the natural vegetation is still intact. The landscape is mostly covered with closed to open grassland. The climate is classified as a tropical monsoon (short dry season, monsoon rains other months), with a subtropical dry forest biozone . The soil in the area is high in vertisols (vr), cracking clay soils .

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