Drought affects some 70 million hectares in Argentina’s Paraná river basin

According to a report released Tuesday by Argentina's National Meteorological Service, 75% of the Paraná basin area is affected by moderate to exceptional droughts.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Some 70 million hectares - an area twice the size of France - are affected by drought in the area of the Paraná River basin in Argentina and its neighboring countries, whose waters recorded a historic low that complicates several productive activities.

According to a report released Tuesday by Argentina's National Meteorological Service, 75% of the Paraná basin area is affected by moderate to exceptional droughts. "This is equivalent to approximately 70 million hectares," the report states.

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