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Reservoir Created by Piedra del Águila Dam, Argentina

40.4S 70.1W

December 2nd, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Argentina - December 1st, 2010

The reservoir in the center of this orthorectified image was created by the Piedra del Águila Dam, the second of five dams on the Limay River in northwestern Argentine Patagonia. The dam is located at 590 m above mean sea level, downstream from the confluence of the Limay and the Collón Curá River.

Inaugurated in 1993, the dam is used for the generation of hydroelectricity and the regulation of the flow of the river. Its reservoir has an area of 305 km², a mean depth of 41.3 m (maximum 120 m), and a volume of 1.26×1010 m³.

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