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Futalaufquen Lake

Futalaufquen Lake is located in the Argentine province of Chubut. This name came from the Mapudungun language. "Futa" means great, and "laufquen" means lake.


Lake Futalaufquen is located within the national park Los Alerces. It originates from a glacier, and is in a deep valley, the ancient remains of a large glacier that was there 10,000 years behind the end of the last ice age.


The surface lies at an altitude of 518 meters with an area of 44,600,000 square meters (44.6 square km).

The average depth is 101 meters.

The greatest depth is 168 meters.

The volume of water contained in the lake is 4.51 billion km3 or metric tonnes.

The length of its shores is 72.5 km.

Water is present 94% of the year.

The area of the water basin is 2,920km2.

It lets 150m3 of water into the Rio Futaleufu each second.


It leaves the basin by means of the Rio Futaleufu, from which the water crosses the mountains to empty into the Pacific Ocean in Chile.


Translated from the [[w:fr:Lac Futalaufquen|French version]] of this page.

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