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Nahuel Huapí and Traful Lakes, Argentina – March 9th, 2011

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March 9th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

Argentina - February 18th, 2011

This orthorectified image focuses on two lakes in the foothills of the Patagonian Andes, in Argentina: Nahuel Huapí Lake (left) and Traful Lake (top center).

Nahuel Huapí Lake is located between the provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén, in Argentina. It has a surface of 529 km2 (204 sq mi), rests 2,510 feet (770 m) over the sea level, and has a maximum measured depth (as of 2007) of 1,437 feet (438 m). The lake depression consists of several glacial valleys carved out along faults and Miocene valleys that were later dammed by moraines.

Traful Lake is a lake in the Argentine province of Neuquén with an area of 70 km². The lake is the starting point of the Traful River that empties into the Nahuel Huapí Lake.

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