Rincón del Bonete Lake

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

The Rincón del Bonete Lake is the largest body of fresh water in Uruguay. It is located in the middle of the country in the south part of Tacuarembó Department with a small part of it reaching into the north part of Durazno Department.

It is an artificial lake formed by a dam on the course of Río Negro. It was built in 1945 and has a surface of about 221 square kilometres (85 sq mi).

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The hydroelectric generator of Rincón del Bonete.
One of the dam museum relics; a Nazi bulb from the Rincón del Bonete aerial BBT lighthouse.


Coordinates: 32°40′0″S 56°0′0″W / 32.66667°S 56.00000°W / -32.66667; -56.00000