Laguna Verde (lake of Chile)

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Laguna Verde
Incahuasi and el fraile plus laguna verde chile.jpg
Laguna Verde in front of volcanoes Incahuasi (most left) and El Fraile (right beside)
Coordinates 26°53′S 68°28′W / 26.883°S 68.467°W / -26.883; -68.467Coordinates: 26°53′S 68°28′W / 26.883°S 68.467°W / -26.883; -68.467 [1]
Catchment area 1,075 km² [2]
Basin countries Chile
Surface area 15 km² [2]
Surface elevation 14,200 feet (4,328 m) [3]
References [1][2][3]

Laguna Verde (Spanish for "green lake" or "green lagoon") is a salt lake in the Andes Mountains of Chile. It lies in the Atacama Region (third region), near San Francisco Pass. The volcano Ojos del Salado marks the south border of its basin.[2]

High mountains surround the lake. Among them are El Muerto, Incahuasi, Falso Azufre, Peña Blanca, Barrancas Blancas, El Ermitaño, Vicuñas and the already mentioned Ojos del Salado, the highest volcano in the world.

Hot spring next to Laguna Verde
Laguna Verde in Atacama region

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Earth Info, earth-info.nga.mil webpage: [1].
  2. ^ a b c d (Spanish) IRD en Chile: Laguna Verde
  3. ^ a b Ojos del Salado, Chile. Climber.Org Trip Report.