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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.

Ezequiel Ramos Mejía Reservoir in Neuquén, Argentina

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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

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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.

Artificial Reservoirs in Neuquén Province, Argentina

39.2S 68.7W

March 16th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Argentina - February 25th, 2010

Argentina - February 25th, 2010

Several artificial reservoirs created by dams on the Limay River lie across this image of Argentina’s Neuquén Province: (from lower left to upper right) the Piedra del Águila Reservoir, the Ezequiel Ramos Mejía Reservoir and the Los Barreales Reservoir.

The Piedra del Águila Dam, is the second of five dams on the Limay River in northwestern Argentine Patagonia (the Comahue region). It is situated at 590 m above mean sea level, downstream from the confluence of the Limay and the Collón Curá River.

The dam, inaugurated in 1993, 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.

Moving to the northeast, the El Chocón Dam is the fourth of five dams on the Limay River, at 381 m above mean sea level. While the formal name of the project is Embalse Ezequiel Ramos Mexía, in common use it ended up acquiring the name of the settlement that served as the construction’s base of operations, Villa El Chocón.

El Chocón is part of a larger engineering scheme that also includes the Cerros Colorados Complex, on the Neuquén River. Los Barreales Reservoir is part of that complex, situated in a natural depression in Patagonia that was converted into a lake upon receiving the diverted waters of the Neuquén River.

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