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Wetlands of Esteros del Iberá, Argentina

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December 4th, 2012 Category: Wetlands

Argentina and Paraguay- December 2nd, 2012

This image shows the Iberá Wetlands or Iberá Provincial Nature Reserve (in Spanish, Esteros del Iberá), a mix of swamps, bogs, stagnant lakes, lagoons, natural slough and courses of water in the center and center-north of the province of Corrientes, Argentina.

The Esteros are the second-largest wetlands in world after Pantanal in Brazil. They are of pluvial origin, with a total area 15,000 to 20,000 km². Iberá is also one of the most important fresh water reservoirs in the continent. Visible in the upper part of the image is a reservoir along the Paraná River, on the border with Paraguay.

Rivers, Lakes and Lagoons In and Around Uruguay

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May 13th, 2012 Category: Rivers

Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil - May 13th, 2012

This image of South America stretches across Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil. The Argentine border is basically demarcated by the Uruguay River, flowing down from the upper part of the image and joining with the Paraná River in the lower left quadrant to create the sediment-filled Rio de la Plata Estuary. The city of Buenos Aires is visible on the lower shores of the estuary.

In the upper part of the image, the outline of the Argentine province of Misiones appears dark green, in contrast with the surrounding terrain of Brazil (to the northeast) and Paraguay (to the northwest). Visible along the Paraguay border is the lake created by the Yacyretá Dam, a dam and hydroelectric power plant built over the waterfalls of Jasyretâ-Apipé on the Paraná River, between the Argentine Province of Corrientes and the Paraguayan City of Ayolas.

Finally, visible in the lower right quadrant, by the Uruguay-Brazil border, are two large, sediment-filled lagoons: Laguna Merín (Lagoa Merim), shared by the two countries (below), and Lagoa dos Patos, located entirely in Brazil (above).

Paraná and Uruguay Rivers Flowing from Misiones to Buenos Aires, Argentina

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October 5th, 2011 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Argentina - September 21st, 2011

Argentina’s Misiones Province is demarcated by the darker green region in the upper right quadrant. The province is surrounded by Paraguay to the northwest, Brazil to the north, east and south, and Corrientes Province of Argentina to the southwest.

The Misiones plateau includes a part of Brazil across the border. The province is surrounded by three big rivers including the Paraná, Uruguay and Iguazú. Following the Paraná and Uruguay Rivers southward, one comes to their convergence, forming the Rio de la Plata Estuary.

Tan sediments from the rivers give the estuary’s waters a muddy appearance. The city of Buenos Aires can be observed on its southwestern shores, with Montevideo visible across the water to the northeast.

Uruguay River Along Argentina-Uruguay Border

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March 26th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Uruguay - February 24th, 2010

Uruguay - February 24th, 2010

The Uruguay River flows from north to south and forms boundaries with Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. Here, this brown, sediment-loaded river can be seen flowing along the border between Argentina (left) and Uruguay (right).

It forms the eastern border of the provinces of Misiones, Corrientes and Entre Ríos in Argentina, and makes up the western borders of the departments of Artigas, Salto, Paysandú, Río Negro, Soriano and Colonia in Uruguay.

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