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Cordillera Blanca | Lowered level of Laguna Parón
WI_pe010.jpg Laguna Parón  |  Panoramic view with Pirámide de Garcilaso Thumbnails Laguna Parón with Nevado Huandoy

Frontal part of Laguna Parón. The vegetation patterns indicate the fact that that the original level (4185 m asl.) of this largest lake in the Cordillera Blanca has been lowered: it is controlled through a drainage tunnel for reasons of lake safety. The pyramid-shaped mountain appearing in the right central background of the image is the Pirámide de Garcilaso (5885 m).

Saturday 22 July 2017 by Martin Mergili (456 visits)
South America / Peru