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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).

Lagoons and Lakes in Southern Brazil and Uruguay

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February 18th, 2012 Category: Lakes

Brazil - December 29th, 2011

Several bodies of water can be observed in this image of southern Brazil and Uruguay. Near the top edge, partially covered by clouds, is Lagoa dos Patos (Lagoon of the Ducks), in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. It appears tan from sediments. Further south is Lagoa Mirim (Laguna Merín), straddling the border of Brazil and Uruguay. The sediments coloring its waters are darker brown.

Moving westward, to near the left edge of the image, is the Lago Rincón del Bonete. It is the largest body of water in Uruguay. It is located in the middle of the country in the south part of Tacuarembó Department with a small part of it reaching into the north part of Durazno Department. It is an artificial lake formed by a dam on the course of Río Negro. It was constructed in 1945 and has a surface of about 1240 sqkm.

High Vegetation Index in Misiones Province, Argentina – January 4th, 2012

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January 4th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Vegetation Index

Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina - December 29th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of northeastern Argentina (top left), southern Brazil (above) and Uruguay (below). Visible near the coast are two lagoons: Lagoa dos Patos (above) and Lagoa Mirim (below, called Laguna Merín in Spanish). The Rio de la Plata Estuary can also be observed at the bottom left of the full image.

The vegetation index is highest (rusty red) to the northwest, in Argentina’s Misiones Province. The rest of the land shows a generally good index of photosynthetic activity (green), with some areas of high activity interspersed throughout.

Vegetation Index of Uruguay Near Laguna Merín

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November 11th, 2011 Category: Vegetation Index

Uruguay - November 10th, 2011

This FAPAR image shows the vegetation index of Uruguay, as well as parts of Brazil (visible in the upper part of the full image). Visible at the upper right of the thumbnail is Laguna Merín (Lagoa Mirim in Portuguese).

The vegetation index is generally good (green) to high (rusty red), with some interesting striations of the two in the upper part of the image. Photosynthetic activity is lowest (yellow) near the shores of Laguna Merín.

Lagoa dos Patos and Lagoa Mirim in Brazil and Uruguay

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June 13th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Sediments

Brazil and Uruguay - June 5th, 2011

Two large lagoons can be observed near the coast of Brazil and Uruguay: Lagoa dos Patos (above), located entirely within Brazil, and Lagoa Mirim (below), in Brazil and Uruguay.

Lagoa dos Patos has greenish waters mixed with tan sediments, while Lagoa Mirim (called Laguna Merín in Uruguay) is dark brown to the north and bright green to the south.

The Brazilian and Uruguayan coastline is framed by greenish sediments. Some whitish yellow, sandy beaches can also be seen along the shores near the lagoons.