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

38.5S 68.5W

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.

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

38.9S 68W

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.

Light Summer Snowfall Over the Andes, Chile and Argentina

38.6S 68W

January 14th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Chile - December 20th, 2009

Chile - December 20th, 2009

The Andes Mountains, running along the border of Chile (west) and Argentina (east), appear covered in snow only near the highest peaks, due to the warmer temperatures of the southern hemisphere summer.

In Chile, several rivers spill sediments off the coast and into the Pacific Ocean. In Argentina, the two most prominent rivers  visible are linked to artificial lakes. These rivers are the Neuquén (above) and the Limay (below).

After being dammed for the generation of hydroelectric power, their respective reservoirs were created. The one furthest east is called Pellegrini Lake. The two clustered together to the west are part of the Cerros Colorados Complex, and the final one to the south was created by the El Chocón Dam.

Steppe-like Plains of Argentine Patagonia

38.6S 68W

November 27th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Argentina - October 6th, 2009

Argentina - October 6th, 2009

The landscape of Argentine Patagonia appears mostly tan and brown in color, as it is for the most part a region of vast steppe-like plains. These plains rise in a succession of abrupt terraces about 100 metres (330 ft) at a time. In the hollows of the plains are ponds or lakes of brackish and fresh water.

Several such lakes can be seen in the upper left quadrant, near the Neuquén River (above) and the Limay River (below). All of these are artificial: the reservoir to the south was created by the El Chocón Dam, the two to the north are part of the Cerros Colorados Complex, and the final one to the east is Pellegrini Lake.

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