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las parcelas son cultivadas una sola vez al año, durante el estiaje.

English translation: the plots are cultivated once a year when the waters recede/go down

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Spanish term or phrase:las parcelas son cultivadas una sola vez al año, durante el estiaje.
English translation:the plots are cultivated once a year when the waters recede/go down
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12:57 Jul 5, 2007
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Social Sciences - Agriculture / Agriculture
Spanish term or phrase: las parcelas son cultivadas una sola vez al año, durante el estiaje.
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Pedro Albornoz
United States
Local time: 12:55
the plots are cultivated once a year when the waters recede/go down
Explanation:
estiajes y crecidas: recessions and floods.

Apparently the waters (rivers, snowmelt) cover the land and then recede.
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Sara Brown
Argentina
Local time: 13:55
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3 +5the plots are cultivated once a year when the waters recede/go down
Sara Brown


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the plots are cultivated once a year when the waters recede/go down


Explanation:
estiajes y crecidas: recessions and floods.

Apparently the waters (rivers, snowmelt) cover the land and then recede.

Sara Brown
Argentina
Local time: 13:55
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 32
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  traductorchile: Traductorchile: I prefer "when the waters are at their lowest ebb.
10 mins

agree  Salloz: Estiaje = época de mínimo caudal de un río por falta de precipitación pluvial. Low watermark, pero quizá baste decir: dry season.
28 mins

agree  Claudia Vera: Agree with Salloz, "dry season". :)
33 mins

agree  Mónica Algazi: De acuerdo con las sugerencias de Traductorchile y Salloz.
1 hr

agree  patyjs: when the waters recede gives more accurate climate information than dry season, I think.
1 hr
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Jul 10, 2007 - Changes made by Sara Brown:
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Jul 5, 2007 - Changes made by Monika Jakacka Márquez:
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