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Tlaloc's Revenge: Mexico City's Hydrological Heritage

Season 8 Episode 801 | 26m 46s

Five hundred years ago, the basin where Mexico City lies was plagued with an excess of water. With fundamental alterations in social attitudes toward water, one of the world's largest and greatest cities comes to grips with falling water tables, exhausted springs, and sinking earth. Somehow the city endures.

Aired: 03/12/20 | Expires: 03/24/28
Distributed nationally by American Public Television
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Exploring the resistance and reception of Europeans to the Americas.
The falling water levels of Lake Powell reveal fragments of ancient peoples.
Conservation groups work for the ideal habitat for jaguars, mountain lions and ocelots
The natural monuments that define the territories of native peoples in New Mexico.
Protecting whales and cultivating the friendship between people and the gentle giants.
Exploring a once booming tourist mecca that is now a nearly dead body of water.
Exploring Huelva, its surroundings and its wealth of cultural and historical influences.
Explore how southwestern U.S. native peoples established the Colorado Plateau.
Explore the Four Corners portion of the Colorado Plateau.
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