Rio de Janeiro’s Water Reservoirs Critically Low Again

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The month of July has been another dry month for Rio de Janeiro leading the water reservoirs feeding the city to come close to their 'dead' levels, critical for the dams' turbines and water and electricity supply for the population. The Southeast of Brazil had already faced a drought in the summer months of 2014/2015 and the reservoirs have yet to recover.

So far, it has only rained 5mm of the average 50mm that are to be expected in July. And not much more rain is estimated to fall . . .

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