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Green Landscape Around Mar Chiquita in Córdoba, Argentina – April 6th, 2010

30.7S 62.8W

April 6th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Argentina - March 5th, 2010

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Central Argentina’s Mar Chiquita appears surrounded by green vegetation in this image taken during the southern hemisphere summer. In previous images (click here), this endorheic salt lake appeared surrounded by a drier landscape.

Mar Chiquita, also known as Mar de Ansenuza, is located in the southern part of a large depression in the northeast of the province of Córdoba.  It is the largest of Argentina’s naturally occurring saline lakes.

Mar Chiquita is fed primarily by the saline waters of the Dulce River, coming from Santiago del Estero in the north after being joined by the Saladillo River. The lands around the lower course of the Dulce and Mar Chiquita are wetlands.

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