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 (Spanish: Inundaciones de abril de 1959 en Uruguay) that were the most severe in the modern history of Uruguay.

Rainfall lasted from March 23 till April 78 and as a consequence the Río Negro suffered an overtopping. Waters passed over the Dam of Rincón del Bonete.


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