Bañados de Izozog

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Kaa-Iya del Gran Chaco National Park with the Bañados de Izozog

The Bañados de Izozog are a large wetland in the southeast region of the Santa Cruz Department in the South American landlocked state of Bolivia .

The wetland of the Bañados de Izozog is largely located in the Municipio Charagua in the eastern part of the Cordillera province . The region is mainly irrigated from the southwest by the Río Parapetí , but also by other smaller tributaries from a predominantly western direction. Most of the added moisture evaporates due to the year-round high temperatures. A smaller part flows superficially at high water levels over the Río Quimome to the north, which joins 130 kilometers downstream with the outflow of the Laguna Concepción and the Río Santa María to the Río San Julián , and from there over the Río Itonomas to the Río Iténez and further flows over the Río Mamoré and the Rio Madeira to the Amazon . Another part of the moisture moves superficially and as seepage water in a south-easterly direction to the catchment area of ​​the Río Paraguay .

The wetland extends on a flat undulating plain, which is about 300 m above sea level, and has a total area of ​​6,158 square kilometers. The annual average temperature of the region is 25.5 ° C (see climate diagram San José de Chiquitos ), with monthly average temperatures between just under 28 ° C in October and November and below 22 ° C in June. The annual precipitation is about 900 mm, a dry season from July to September contrasts with a pronounced wet season from November to March.

On September 17, 2001, Bolivia signed the Ramsar Convention under international protection for the wetlands of the Río Parapetí and the Bañados del Izozog . Subareas of the Bañados de Izozog belong to the Kaa-Iya del Gran Chaco National Park today .

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Coordinates: 18 ° 27 ′ 0 ″  S , 61 ° 49 ′ 0 ″  W.