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Lakes and Steppes of Argentine Patagonia

38.9S 68W

April 8th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Argentina - March 31st, 2012

The Neuquén (above) and Limay (below) rivers, which converge just below the image center, are flanked by green vegetation, while most of the rest of the region shows the tan steppes characteristic of Argentine Patagonia.

Several artificial reservoirs can be observed near the joining of the rivers: the largest, created by El Chocón Dam, is turquoise from sediments in its eastern section. To the north are two lakes that form part of the Cerros Colorados Complex; the western one of the pair is slightly more green in color.

Group of Artificial Reservoirs by Confluence of Neuquén and Limay Rivers, Argentina

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March 23rd, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Argentina - March 18th, 2011

A group of artificial reservoirs in the province of Neuquén, Argentina can be observed near the confluence of the Neuquén River (above) and the Limay River (below). Situated at their confluence is the city of Neuquén.

The largest of the lakes, showing a bright turquoise section, was created by the El Chocón Dam. The pair of lakes to the north this reservoir are part of the Cerros Colorados Complex; the western one of the pair is slightly more green in color than its neighbor. Finally, the small lake to the east of the former two is called Pellegrini Lake.

Ash from Puyehue-Cordon Caulle – August 16th, 2011

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August 16th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains, Volcanoes

Chile and Argentina - August 15th, 2011

Volcanic ash from the Puyehue Volcano in Chile can be seen spreading over the Andes Mountains and across Argentine Patagonia. The ash partially obscures the Piedra del Águila Reservoir, although the El Chocón Reservoir can be observed at the upper right.

The Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic eruption has be going on since June 4, 2011. Scientists have determined that the eruption is actually from the Cordón Caulle fissure of the volcanic complex, although most media continue to refer to the event as the Puyehue eruption.

Lakes Clustered Near Limay and Neuquén Rivers, Argentina – June 19th, 2011

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June 19th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Argentina - May 23rd, 2011

This image focuses on a cluster of artificial reservoirs in the province of Neuquén, Argentina. They lie near the confluence of the Neuquén River (above) and the Limay River (below). Also located at their confluence is the city of Neuquén.

The lake covering the largest surface area, near the image center, was created by the El Chocón Dam. The two lakes to the north are part of the Cerros Colorados Complex; the western one of the pair is slightly lighter in color than its neighbor.

The small lake to the east of the pair is Pellegrini Lake. Finally, the lighter green lake shaped like a comet and tail in the upper right quadrant is the Casa de Piedra Lake.

Reservoirs Around Confluence of Limay and Neuquén Rivers, Argentina

38.9S 68W

May 23rd, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Argentina - May 1st, 2011

Several reservoirs lie near the confluence of the Neuquén River (above) and the Limay River (below). The city of Neuquén is located at their intersection.

The southernmost lake is a reservoir created by the El Chocón Dam. The two lakes to the north are part of the Cerros Colorados Complex. The kidney-shaped lake to the east is Pellegrini Lake. Finally, the lighter green, elongated lake in the upper right quadrant is the Casa de Piedra Lake.

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