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The mountains, the river, fishing and ..nothing else matters.

Taken in the Limay river near Bariloche.

The Limay River is an important river in the northwestern Argentine Patagonia (the region of Comahue). It is born at the eastern end of the Nahuel Huapi Lake and flows in a meandering path for about 380 km, collecting the waters of several tributaries, such as the Traful, the Pichileufϊ and the Collσn Curα. It then meets the Neuquιn River and together they become the Rνo Negro. At this confluence lies the city of Neuquιn.

The waters of the Limay are used to generate hydroelectricity at the five dams built on its course: Alicurα, Piedra del Αguila, Pichi Picϊn Leufϊ, El Chocσn, and Arroyito; together with the Cerros Colorados Complex on the Neuquιn River they contribute with more than one quarter of the total hydroelectric generation in the country. The construction of the successive dams and reservoirs has reduced the length of the river (originally about 450 km).

The river is also used for fly fishing, and in some points its banks are suitable as beach resorts, with facilities for camping.

from Wikipedia.

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