The average rainfall in the whole of the Amazon River Basin is about 2300 mm per year, and there are two seasons: wet season and dry season, though it is always hot and humid (Project Amazonas). The Amazon River Basin is a mixture of fresh water and salt water called brackish water and in the wet season the water levels rise drastically (The Amazon River). McKenzie was there during the months of May, June, and July, and so experienced the end of the wet season, which normally lasts from January to May, and the beginning of the dry season, which continues on until December (Wet and Dry Season). “I saw parts of the jungle floor that were once covered in water dry up and become accessible to me and many of the jungle’s species,” McKenzie explains. She states that finding fish to eat was much easier in the latter two months, and snakes and other reptiles such as the Caiman became abundant.
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