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Laguna de Melincue
Argentina

La laguna Melincué, al sur de la provincia de Santa Fe

La laguna forma parte de un ecosistema de humedal, con grandes poblaciones de patos y otras aves, protegidas como una reserva natural. En épocas de sequía el lago se hace salino. 

Desde siempre, el nivel de agua de la Laguna Melincué ha estado variando considerablemente, afectando con inundaciones.

Con la bajada de la laguna pueden verse lugares que estuvieron bajo ella durante largo tiempo. 

En 1933 se construyó un majestuoso hotel sobre una de las seis islas naturales de la laguna y se lo comunicó con la costa mediante un espigón.

La población de Melincué, ha soportado recurrentes inundaciones, vinculadas a las lluvias primavera- verano.

La inundación de 1941, ocurrió durante la construcción del canal, y obligó a abandonar el complejo hotelero isleño. En 1965- 66, la falta de mantenimiento y de capacidad del mismo, determinaron que rebasara. Aquella vez el área urbana se salvó gracias al bajo nivel que tenía la laguna. En 1967 se reabrió el famoso hotel y Melincué vivió su edad dorada que duraría pocos años.

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Copyright: Hernan Folmer
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Uploaded: 15/01/2013
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