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Lakes Near Neuquén and Limay Rivers, Argentina Patagonia

April 25th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Argentina - April 7th, 2009

Argentina - April 7th, 2009

Several lakes can be seen clustered around rivers in Argentine Patagonia. The city of Neuquén is located at the intersection of the Neuquén River (above) and the Limay River (below).

The southernmost lake is a reservoir created by the El Chocón Dam, used for regulating the Limay River, irrigation and hydroelectricity.

The two lakes to the North are also reservoirs created for hydroeletric purposes. They are part of the Cerros Colorados Complex, a group of dams and generation facilities.

The kidney-shaped lake to the East, just north of the fork is Pellegrini Lake, is an artificial lake created by filling a natural depression with water from the Neuquén River.

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