Flooding is not new in the communities of Ayapel. But in the past two
years, water levels in this part of northern Colombia have reached
heights not seen in almost a century. Confronted by breaches in the
nearby Cauca River and longer, stronger rains, communities have been
inundated for months and are truly struggling to keep their heads above
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Meet María, a local community leader. The floods of 2010 and 2011 raised water levels higher than she had ever seen.
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