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Mar Chiquita and Adjacent Wetlands, Argentina

30.6S 62.5W

December 30th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Argentina - December 25th, 2010

The large, green lake visible here is known as Mar Chiquita or Mar de Ansenuza. It occupies the southern part of a depression that measures about 80 km (north–south) by 45 km (east–west) in the northeast of the province of Córdoba, in central Argentina.

It 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, populated by a large biodiversity (especially aquatic birds).

From the southwest the lake receives the flow of the Primero/Suquía and the Segundo/Xanaes rivers, as well as several streams; these inflows vary greatly from dry to rainy seasons.

Upon opening the full image, another river can be seen to the east of the lake: the Paraná River. It flows vertically across the image from north to south.

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