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What is the status of the flooding?

Greenville, South...
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What is the status of the flooding?

We are currently traveling Chile/Argentina and scheduled for El Calafate next week. We just heard about flooding due to a major calving of the glacier. Does anyone have an update on the status of the city and the Reserve?

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Beaconsfield...
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1. Re: What is the status of the flooding?

Hi, here is a link to an article on the flood :https://www.efe.com/efe/english/life/rupture-of-argentina-s-perito-moreno-glacier-causes-flooding/50000263-3551817

We visited El Calafe and the Perito Morino glacier earlier this year. Most of the town is well above the lake's water level, so I would doubt the major part of it was badly affected. However, parts of the road to the glacier seemed to be quite low lying so may have been affected.

The glacier is very spectacular, so if you can get there, go.

Dublin, Ireland
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2. Re: What is the status of the flooding?

Hi

Am in the town now as we speak. There is small flooding along the lake shore but everything is still open and operating

Greenville, South...
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3. Re: What is the status of the flooding?

Thank you! Headed there tomorrow. Booked for visits to Uppsala and Perito Moreno.

Edited: 26 March 2018, 03:16
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