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Lake Viedma, Argentina

lakeLake Viedma
surface area1,194 km2
maximum depth304 m
average depth100 m
lake typePeriglacial
length80 km
width15 km
catchment area7,343 km2
altitude252 m
volume120 km3
outflowsSanta Cruz River
shore length292 km
residence time20,005 days
average discharge70 m3 / sec.

Lake Viedma Information and Facts

Lake Viedma is a periglacial lake that covers a surface area of 1,194 km2 (461 mi2), has an average depth of 100 meters (329 feet), and reaches a maximum depth of 304 meters (998 feet). Lake Viedma boasts a total water volume of 120 km3 (96,748,177 acre-feet), has a maximum length 80 km (50 miles), reaches a maximum width of 15 km (9 miles), and has a total shore line of 292 kilometers (182 miles). The lake, which sits at an elevation of 252 meters (827 feet), drains a whatershed that covers 7,343 km2 (2,835 mi2) and has a residence time of 20,005 days (55 years). The lake is drained by Santa Cruz River.

Lake Viedma Fish Species

Brown trout
Rainbow trout
Lake trout