Fig. 1. Water and life emerge out of a socavón in one of the driest deserts on Earth. Cones correspond to ventilation wells. ©Fundación Carpe Science.
Fig. 2. Ventilation well (lumbrera). In Pica-Matilla, the lumbreras are not vertically aligned with the main gallery. © Fundación Carpe Science.
Fig. 3. The narrow gallery of San Isidro still with flowing water. However, due to the lowering of the aquifer level, today water does not reach the land surface. © Fundación Carpe Science.
Fig. 4. Exit point of Santa Rosita. Despite being abandoned, sometimes water continues to flow out of the socavones and feeds vegetation in the desert. © Fundación Carpe Science.