Epecuen lake

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Mercedes Noriega

This picture was taken at the coast of a flooded town called Villa Epecuen. This town was flooded 17 years ago when a huge volume of water broke the stone and earth embankment of the villa. The town disappeared under water. Epecuen lake is a saline solidification of sodium sulfate in the water. The lake has 180 grams of salt per liter that are beneficial to health with therapeutic properties. The concentration of large amounts of salt crystals on the coasts makes view from a distance resemble a thick layer of snow.

Location: Villa Epecuen, 500 km from Buenos Aires, Argentina


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