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Lagoons and Wetlands in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina

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April 7th, 2013 Category: Fires, Lakes, Wetlands

Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina – April 6th, 2013

Several bodies of water can be observed in this image of southern Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. Near the coast are two lagoons: Lagoa dos Patos, in Brazil, and Lagoa Merim/Laguna Merín, shared by Brazil and Uruguay. There is a strong presence of sediments in both lakes.

In the upper left quadrant of the image are the Esteros del Iberá, or Iberá Wetlands, 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. A fire can be seen near this wetlands area, releasing a white plume of smoke towards the south.

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.

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