Colombia, South America – Embalse de Tominé in Guatavita

Colombia, South America - Embalse de Tominé in Guatavita

Colombia, South America – The Embalse de Tominé, or Reservoir Tominé in Guatavita, in the Cundinamarca Department. Completed in 1967, it provides hydro-electric power to the nearby areas and drinking water to the capital city of Bogota. The creation of the reservoir flooded and completely covered the old town of Guatavita which was in the valley. It was an important town to the Muisca tribe of the region. The lake18 kms long and 4 kms wide, is located at 8468 feet above mean sea level on the Cordillera Oriental of the Colombian Andes Mountains. The water level is low due to the El Niño phenomenon and lack of rains. Photo shot in the afternoon sunlight. Horizontal format; copy space. No people.

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