Photo of the Day: Lake Chungara in Northern Chile’s Altiplano

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Lake Chungará is situated in northern Chile, in Tarapacá Region.  It is the 29th highest lake in the world (and the 10th highest in South America).  It is near the volcanos Parinacota (20,827 feet or 6,348 meters) and Pomerape (20,413 feet or 6,222 meters).  It was formed 8000 years ago, when a major collapse of the edifice of Parinacota produced an avalanche of 6km³ of debris which blocked drainage pattern, thus creating the lake.

The situation of this lake is not very stable due to environmental issues nowadays, especially concerning potable water supply to dense population.  See the state on August 9, 2022. – Wikipedia

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Lake Chungará is situated in northern Chile, in Tarapacá Region

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