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Fires North of Reservoir of Yacyretá Dam, Paraguay

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April 18th, 2013 Category: Fires, Lakes

Paraguay – April 17th, 2013

Multiple plumes of smoke from fires in Paraguay can be seen north of the reservoir created by the Yacyretá Dam. The dam, also known as the Jasyretâ-Apipé Hydroelectric Power Station, is a dam and hydroelectric power plant built over the waterfalls of Jasyretâ-Apipé in the Paraná River, between the Argentine Province of Corrientes and the Paraguayan City of Ayolas.

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).

Yacyretá Dam Near Confluence of Paraguay and Paraná Rivers, Argentina and Paraguay – December 1st, 2010

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December 1st, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Argentina - November 30th, 2010

The confluence of the Paraguay and Paraná Rivers is visible in the upper right quadrant of this image of the border area of Argentina and Paraguay. The land between the two rivers in the top right corner belongs to Paraguay, while the remainder belongs to Argentina.

The Paraguay flows southward from the top of the image, while the Paraná flows westward from the right edge. Both rivers appear greenish in color from sediments.

Visible on the Paraná near the right edge is the reservoir created by the Yacyretá Dam, a dam and hydroelectric power plant built over the waterfalls of Jasyretâ-Apipé, between the Argentine Province of Corrientes and the Paraguayan City of Ayolas.

Another lake can be observed in Argentina in the lower left corner: the Mar Chiquita, a large saline lake. Unlike the reservoir created by the Yacyretá Dam, Mar Chiquita is not human-made.

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