Lake Mar Chiquita in Argentina •

Lake Mar Chiquita in Argentina


Lake Mar Chiquita in Argentina Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features Lake Mar Chiquita, South America’s largest salt lake. Mar Chiquita is a protected wilderness area in the northeast province of Córdoba, Argentina.

The lake is around 70 kilometers long and 24 kilometers wide. It is fed by the Primero and Segundo rivers from the southwest, and by the Dulce river from the north. 

Even though water flows in, there is no outlet for water to flow out of the lake. This makes Lake Mar Chiquita an endorheic lake that only loses water through evaporation. Lake Mar Chiquita, saline lake at the southern edge of the Gran Chaco in northeastern Córdoba provincia (province), north-central Argentina. It is about 45 miles (70 km) long and 15 miles (24 km) wide with an area of almost 775 square miles (2,000 square km). Lake Mar Chiquita is fed by the rivers

According to ESA, the lake’s surface area, as well as its salinity, varies considerably between 2,000 and 6,000 square kilometers – although it is slowly diminishing in size owing to evaporation.

Lake Mar Chiquita contains several small islands, including is El Médano, and is surrounded by salt marshes on its northern shore.

Video Credit: ESA 

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

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