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Disturbance over Patagonia, Argentina

January 29th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Disturbance over Patagonia, Argentina - January 27th, 2009

Disturbance over Patagonia, Argentina - January 27th, 2009

Close-up of lakes

Close-up of lakes

A disturbance (top) looms over the provinces of Neuquén and Río Negro, in Argentine Patagonia.

The Neuquén River and several lakes can be seen south of the disturbance. The city of Neuquén is located at the fork in the river. The river south of the fork is called the Limay.

North of the fork is Pellegrini Lake, is an artificial lake  at approximately and 270 m above sea level. This reservoir was originally a natural depressed area that was later filled with water brought by a derivation channel from the nearby Neuquén River.

West of Pellegrini Lake is the Cerros Colorados Complex, a group of dams and hydroelectricity generation facilities.

The body of water south of the Cerros Colorados Complex is a reservoir created by the El Chocón Dam, which is part of the same engineering scheme as the Complex. The dam  is used to regulate the flow of the Limay River, for irrigation, and for the generation of hydroelectricity.

source Wikipedia

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