1959 Uruguayan flood

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View of the Dam of Rincón del Bonete during the 1959 overtopping.

In April 1959, Uruguay suffered floods that were the severest in modern history of Uruguay.

Rainfall lasted from March 23 till April 24, and as a consequence the Río Negro suffered an overtopping. Waters passed over the Dam of Rincón del Bonete.

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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Spanish Wikipedia.

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