Limay River

Satellite view of Limay at the height of the El Chocón Dam

The Río Limay is a 380 km long river in Argentina.

He is an outflow of the Nahuel Huapi Lake and flows through the north-west of Patagonia to the city of Neuquen, where it forms the confluence with the Río Neuquén the Río Negro. Among its main tributaries include Río Traful, Río Pichileufú and Collón Curá.

About a quarter of hydroelectric energy is produced by power plants of Argentina on the Rio Limay (for example, El Chocón, Piedra del Águila, Alicura Dam ). Their dams also have the river course changed so that its original length has been reduced from 450 kilometers to 380 kilometers.