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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.

Ezequiel Ramos Mejía Reservoir in Neuquén, Argentina

39.2S 68.7W

February 10th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Argentina - February 1st, 2011

Several reservoirs in the Argentine province of Neuquén can be observed in this orthorectified image. The thumbnail image focuses on the Ezequiel Ramos Mejía Reservoir.

However, in the full image the Los Barreales Reservoir can be seen to the North and the Piedra del Aguila Reservoir to the South. All of the reservoirs are created by dams along the Limay River.

Argentina – February 1st, 2011

This orthorectified image

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.

Sediments Along Argentine Shoreline Near Bahía Blanca

38.7S 62.2W

November 30th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

Argentina - November 30th, 2010

The golden and green sediments lining the coast of Argentina are being released by the Naposta Stream. The river flows past the city of Bahía Blanca and into the Atlantic Ocean.

The shoreline further south, by the Valdes Peninsula, is considerably clearer. To the west, between Bahía Blanca and the peninsula, are a series of artificial lakes clustered around the Neuquén (above) and Limay (below) Rivers.

Salt Flats and Fields Across Argentine Landscape Near Bahía Blanca

37.2S 66.4W

October 22nd, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers, Salt Flats, Volcanoes

Argentina - October 12th, 2010

Sediments from the Naposta Stream pour past the city of Bahía Blanca and into the Atlantic Ocean, giving the waters along the shoreline a tan tint.

To the west, at the left edge, the Neuquén (above) and Limay (below) Rivers can be observed. The lake surrounding their banks is vegetated and green. Several artificial lakes are clustered around these rivers.

Multiple white areas of salt flats can be observed, scattered across the terrain on the left side of the image. The land on the right side, on the other hand, appears greener; many agricultural fields can be seen scattered across the landscape upon opening the full image.

Also visible in the full image, appearing as a dark brown area north of the lakes near the upper left corner, is the Payun Matru shield volcano. The Payun volcano is notable for large crystals of hematite pseudomorphs after magnetite, of volcanic fumarole origin.