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Nahuel Huapi Lake in Glacial Valleys, Argentina

41.1S 71.3W

November 22nd, 2011 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Argentina - November 15th, 2011

This orthorectified image shows Nahuel Huapi Lake, located in the lake region of northern Patagonia between the provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén, in Argentina. The lake depression consists of several glacial valleys carved out along faults and Miocene valleys that were later dammed by moraines.

Nahuel Huapi lake, located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park, 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).

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