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Clouds Over the Rio de la Plata Estuary, Argentina and Uruguay – August 12th, 2010

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August 12th, 2010 Category: Clouds, Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

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Thick tan sediments spill out of the Rio de la Plata estuary and into the Atlantic Ocean. The estuary is always silty due to the heavy sediment load carried by the Uruguay and Paraná Rivers.

Here, a thick layer of white clouds partially obscures the estuary. The shorelines, however, are cloud free, and it is possible to see the cities of Buenos Aires, Argentina (left, lower banks) and Montevideo, Uruguay (right, upper banks).

Moving up the Uruguayan coastline to the Brazil-Uruguay border, Lagoa Mirim (Laguna Merín in Spanish) can be seen in the upper right corner. Like the Rio de la Plata estuary, it is also filled with sediments; however, it is a darker grey-brown in color.

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