1959 Uruguayan flood

In April 1959, Uruguay suffered floods (Spanish: Inundaciones de abril de 1959 en Uruguay) that were the most severe in the modern history of Uruguay.

View of the Dam of Rincón del Bonete during the 1959 overtopping.

Rainfall lasted from March 24 till April 23 and as a consequence the Río Negro suffered an overtopping. Waters passed over the Dam of Rincón del Bonete.


  • Peirano, Ricardo (2000–2002). Gran Enciclopedia del Uruguay. Barcelona: Sol 90. OCLC 51576630.

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