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Brazil's Historic Drought - 23 Mar 2015
Brazil is facing its worst drought in 80 years, with Sao Paulo's main reservoir at just 6 percent capacity.
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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March 22, 2015
Pontoons, which were previously used as a floating jetty, are seen on the cracked ground of the Atibainha...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Pontoons are seen on the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam during a drought in Nazare Paulista
Pontoons, which were previously used as a floating jetty, are seen on the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during a drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state, February 12, 2015. Brazil's worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record. Brazil's economy is already expected to post zero growth this year. Worse yet, since Brazil depends on hydroelectric dams for about three quarters of its electricity, power shortages are also possible due to the drought, federal officials have said. Picture taken February 12, 2015. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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February 13, 2015
Pontoons, which were previously used as a floating jetty, are seen on the cracked ground of the Atibainha...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Pontoons, which were previously used as a floating jetty, are seen on the cracked ground of the Atibainha...
Pontoons, which were previously used as a floating jetty, are seen on the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during a drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state February 12, 2015. Brazil's worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record. Brazil's economy is already expected to post zero growth this year. Worse yet, since Brazil depends on hydroelectric dams for about three quarters of its electricity, power shortages are also possible due to the drought, federal officials have said. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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January 28, 2015
A graffiti of a dead fish is pictured in part of the Jaquari reservoir, during a drought in Vargem, Sao...
VARGEM, Brazil
A graffiti of a dead fish is pictured in part of the Jaquari reservoir, during a drought in Vargem
A graffiti of a dead fish is pictured in part of the Jaquari reservoir, during a drought in Vargem, Sao Paulo state January 28, 2015. Sao Paulo, Brazil's drought-hit megacity of 20 million, has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three emergency reserves, officials say. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
 BRAZIL-ROUSSEFF/
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February 03, 2015
A cow, dead during the drought, is pictured at a farm in Campo dos Goytacazes January 31, 2015. A severe...
Campos Dos Goytacazes, Brazil
A cow, dead during the drought, is pictured at a farm in Campo dos Goytacazes
A cow, dead during the drought, is pictured at a farm in Campo dos Goytacazes January 31, 2015. A severe drought is accelerating Brazil's expected descent into recession, adding to President Dilma Rousseff's woes as she takes unpopular austerity measures and faces economic fallout from a corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras. Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, has nearly run out of water and the whole country faces power rationing as the worst drought in more than 80 years dries up hydroelectric reservoirs. The water and energy shortages are hitting just as the government moves to cut spending and raise taxes to restore business confidence shaken by her interventionist policies and revelations of a massive kickback scheme at Petrobras. Picture taken on January 31, 2015. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS ENVIRONMENT CRIME LAW)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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February 11, 2015
Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) patient Pedro, sits on his bed before being washed with the help of his...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) patient Pedro, sits on his bed before being washed with the help of his...
Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) patient Pedro, sits on his bed before being washed with the help of his daughter Daniela (L), 38, and wife Maria Do Carmo, 70, inside their house in Brasilandia slum, of which they are without water for 13 hours a day, in Sao Paulo February 11, 2015. Brazilians are hoarding water in their apartments, drilling homemade wells and taking other emergency measures to prepare for forced rationing that appears likely and could leave taps dry for up to five days a week because of a drought.. In Sao Paulo, the country's largest city with a metropolitan area of 20 million people, the main reservoir is at just 6 percent of capacity with the peak of the rainy season now past. Many neighborhoods have already experienced daily water outages as Sabesp turns down pressure in pipes to save consumption. Some residents of the Brasilandia slum said this week they were often without water 13 hours a day. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: HEALTH ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY DISASTER)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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October 04, 2014
Cars, that the police suspect were stolen and dumped in the lake behind the Jaguari dam, appear on dry...
BRAGANCA PAULISTA, Brazil
Cars suspected to be stolen and dumped in Jaguari lake appear on dry ground during a prolonged drought...
Cars, that the police suspect were stolen and dumped in the lake behind the Jaguari dam, appear on dry ground as the lake dries up due to a prolonged drought in Braganca Paulista, Sao Paulo state, October 2, 2014. A local police spokesman told Reuters that it is common for stolen vehicles to be dumped in this lake, but it is not normal for them to appear during a normal dry season. The worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, according to the state authorities. Picture taken October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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October 17, 2014
A man stands on the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam as it dries up due to a prolonged drought in...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
A man stands on the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam as it dries up due to a prolonged drought in...
A man stands on the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam as it dries up due to a prolonged drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state, October 17, 2014. The worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, according to the state authorities. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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October 18, 2014
Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system fill water containers...
Itu, Brazil
Residents fill water containers from a public tap as water rationing continues as a result of a record...
Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system fill water containers from a public tap as the eight-month rationing of water continues as a result of a record drought, in Itu, October 18, 2014. The worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, and is threatening the supply to Sao Paulo as well, according to the state authorities. The sign reads, "Let's share the little water that we have. Maximum 100L per family from 8am to midnight. We thank all for their collaboration." REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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November 19, 2014
An aerial view of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during a drought in Nazare Paulista,...
NAZARE PAULISTA, Brazil
Aerial view of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during a drought in Braganca Paulista,...
An aerial view of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during a drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state November 18, 2014. Brazil's worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, according to the state authorities and the two main reservoirs serving metropolitan Sao Paulo, South America's largest city, could dry out by February if relief does not arrive in the upcoming rainy season. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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October 28, 2014
Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system, block a road...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system, block a road...
Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system, block a road during a protest for the eight-month rationing of water continues as a result of a record drought, in Itu October 27, 2014. The worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, according to the state authorities. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: CIVIL UNREST DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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October 18, 2014
A resident of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system crosses a street...
Itu, Brazil
Resident of Itu crosses a street with water from a public tap as rationing continues
A resident of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system crosses a street with containers she filled with water at a public tap as the eight-month rationing of water continues as a result of a record drought, in Itu, October 18, 2014. The worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, and is threatening the supply to Sao Paulo as well, according to the state authorities. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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October 17, 2014
A man standing on cracked ground takes a picture of the Atibainha dam as it dries up due to a prolonged...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
A man standing on cracked ground takes a picture of the Atibainha dam as it dries up due to a prolonged...
A man standing on cracked ground takes a picture of the Atibainha dam as it dries up due to a prolonged drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state, October 17, 2014. The worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, according to the state authorities. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/SUNKEN TOWN
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February 05, 2015
A former resident of the re-emerging old city of Igarata, Tata, in a boat next to part of the walls of...
IGARATA, Brazil
A former resident of the re-emerging old city of Igarata, Tata, in a boat next to part of the walls of...
A former resident of the re-emerging old city of Igarata, Tata, in a boat next to part of the walls of the old school inside the Jaguari reservoir, in Igarata, Sao Paulo State, February 4, 2015. The ruins of a sunken town which had remained underwater since 1969 have re-emerged, as parts of Brazil grapple with the country's worst drought in 80 years. The Jaguari River in Sao Paulo is 30 metres below its normal level, revealing the old structures of the former town of Igarata, including the church, its main street, a square, parts of old benches and a cross. The town was submerged in 1969, the period in which plants began to be constructed to generate energy for the Vale do Paraiba region and the Cantareira reservoir, which recently fell to seven percent of its capacity, passing the "dead-level" in which the water must be pumped. Picture taken February 4 , 2015. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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October 18, 2014
Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depend on the Cantareira water system draw water from...
Itu, Brazil
Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state draw water from a well as the eight-month rationing of water...
Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depend on the Cantareira water system draw water from a well as the eight-month rationing of water continues due to a record drought, in Itu, October 18, 2014. The worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, and is threatening the supply to Sao Paulo as well, according to the state authorities. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/SUNKEN TOWN
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February 05, 2015
Houses are seen by a landslide in the Jaguari reservoir, next to the re-emerging old city of Igarata,...
IGARATA, Brazil
Houses are seen by a landslide in the Jaguari reservoir, next to the re-emerging old city of Igarata
Houses are seen by a landslide in the Jaguari reservoir, next to the re-emerging old city of Igarata, Sao Paulo State, February 4, 2015. The ruins of a sunken town which had remained underwater since 1969 have re-emerged, as parts of Brazil grapple with the country's worst drought in 80 years. The Jaguari reservoir in Sao Paulo is 30 metres below its normal level, revealing the old structures of the former town of Igarata, including the church, its main street, a square, parts of old benches and a cross. The town was submerged in 1969, the period in which plants began to be constructed to generate energy for the Vale do Paraiba region and the Cantareira reservoir, which recently fell to seven percent of its capacity, passing the "dead-level" in which the water must be pumped. Picture taken February 4 , 2015. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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October 28, 2014
Parkinson's disease patient Edson Salete, 78, drinks water with the help of her daughter Ana Carolina,...
Itu, Brazil
Parkinson's disease patient Salete, drinks water with the help of her daughter Carolina, inside their...
Parkinson's disease patient Edson Salete, 78, drinks water with the help of her daughter Ana Carolina, 33, both residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system, as the eighth-month rationing of water continues as a result of a record drought, in Itu October 27, 2014. The worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, according to the state authorities. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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October 17, 2014
A car is seen on the cracked ground of Atibainha dam as the lake dries up due to a prolonged drought...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
A car is seen on the cracked ground of Atibainha dam as the lake dries up due to a prolonged drought...
A car is seen on the cracked ground of Atibainha dam as the lake dries up due to a prolonged drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo State, October 17, 2014. The worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, according to the state authorities. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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October 29, 2014
Residents of a region that depends on the Cantareira water system, fill water buckets and containers...
Itu, Brazil
Residents fill water buckets and containers from a water tank at night in Itu
Residents of a region that depends on the Cantareira water system, fill water buckets and containers from a water tank at night as the eight-month rationing of water continues as a result of a record drought, in Itu October 28, 2014. The worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, according to the state authorities. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
BRAZIL-RAIN/
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January 15, 2015
Rosa Goebbels (R) gets help from a man to open the door of her apartment during a 30-hour power outage...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Goebbels gets help from a man to open the door of her apartment during a 30-hour power outage at the...
Rosa Goebbels (R) gets help from a man to open the door of her apartment during a 30-hour power outage at the Pinheiros neighbourhood in Sao Paulo January 15, 2015. Rains are not likely to bring reservoirs back to comfortable levels in southeastern Brazil, which is responsible for 70 percent of the country's hydroelectric generation. Brazil, which has the world's largest fresh water supply, usually relies on hydro-power to generate more than two-thirds of its electricity. The government has ruled out electricity rationing as power distributors turn to expensive alternatives like thermal. The president of the CCEE spot-market electricity clearinghouse said last month that he expected thermal plants in the southeast to remain active for two more years. Rising energy prices have increased costs for electrical distributors and the government is considering a nearly $1 billion loan from state-run banks to help companies cover costs. It would be the third such loan in less than a year. Climatempo meteorologist Alexandre Nascimento said potable water shortages in 2015 are possible for the 20 million people of Sao Paulo, South America's largest city. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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January 25, 2015
A woman takes a picture of Brazilian artist Subtu's work on a mural highlighting the issue of severe...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
A woman takes a picture of Brazilian artist Subtu's work on a mural highlighting the issue of severe...
A woman takes a picture of Brazilian artist Subtu's work on a mural highlighting the issue of severe water shortages in Sao Paulo, January 24, 2015. Sao Paulo, Brazil's drought-hit megacity of 20 million, has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three emergency reserves, officials say. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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December 03, 2014
A drought-related cactus installation called "Desert of Cantareira" by Brazilian artist and activist...
NAZARE PAULISTA, Brazil
Drought-related cactus installation called "Desert of Cantareira" by Brazilian artist and activist Mundano...
A drought-related cactus installation called "Desert of Cantareira" by Brazilian artist and activist Mundano is seen at Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during a drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo December 2, 2014. Sao Paulo, Brazil's drought-hit megacity of 20 million, has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three emergency reserves, officials say. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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October 28, 2014
David, 14, carries water inside his home next to a bathtub with water reserve as the eighth-month rationing...
Itu, Brazil
A boy carries water inside his home next to a bathtub with water reserve as the eighth-month rationing...
David, 14, carries water inside his home next to a bathtub with water reserve as the eighth-month rationing of water continues as a result of a record drought, in Itu October 27, 2014. The worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, according to the state authorities. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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November 19, 2014
An aerial view of a car on the cracked ground of Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during...
NAZARE PAULISTA, Brazil
Aerial view of a car on the cracked ground of Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during...
An aerial view of a car on the cracked ground of Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during a drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state November 18, 2014. Brazil's worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, according to the state authorities and the two main reservoirs serving metropolitan Sao Paulo, South America's largest city, could dry out by February if relief does not arrive in the upcoming rainy season. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
RTR4C2VL
October 29, 2014
Ana Paula, 44, washes the feet of her mother Lucia, 70, who is suffering from bullous erysipelas disease,...
Itu, Brazil
A woman washes the feet of her mother using water collected from outside their home due to water rationing...
Ana Paula, 44, washes the feet of her mother Lucia, 70, who is suffering from bullous erysipelas disease, using water collected from outside their home due to water rationing in Itu, in Sao Paulo state that depends on the drought-hit Cantareira water system, October 29, 2014. The worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, according to the state authorities. Taps in homes have not provided running water since water rationing in Itu began eight months ago. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
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October 19, 2014
A vehicle drives along state highway SP-065 over the dry lakebed of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira...
NAZARE PAULISTA, Brazil
A vehicle drives along state highway SP-065 over the dry lakebed of the Atibainha dam
A vehicle drives along state highway SP-065 over the dry lakebed of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira water system that provides most of the potable water to Greater Sao Paulo, in Nazare Paulista October 18, 2014. The worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, and is threatening the supply to Sao Paulo as well, according to the state authorities. Picture taken October 18, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/SUNKEN TOWN
RTR4OEO2
February 05, 2015
Stairs of the re-emerging old city of Igarata are seen in front of Jaguari reservoir, in Igarata, Sao...
IGARATA, Brazil
Stairs of the re-emerging old city of Igarata are seen in front of Jaguari reservoir
Stairs of the re-emerging old city of Igarata are seen in front of Jaguari reservoir, in Igarata, Sao Paulo state, February 4, 2015. The ruins of a sunken town which had remained underwater since 1969 have re-emerged, as parts of Brazil grapple with the country's worst drought in 80 years. The Jaguari River in Sao Paulo is 30 metres below its normal level, revealing the old structures of the former town of Igarata, including the church, its main street, a square, parts of old benches and a cross. The town was submerged in 1969, the period in which plants began to be constructed to generate energy for the Vale do Paraiba region and the Cantareira reservoir, which recently fell to seven percent of its capacity, passing the "dead-level" in which the water must be pumped. Picture taken February 4 , 2015. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
RTR4AORN
October 18, 2014
Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depend on the Cantareira water system carry containers...
Itu, Brazil
Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state carry containers to draw water from a well as the eight-month...
Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depend on the Cantareira water system carry containers to draw water from a well as the eight-month rationing of water continues as a result of a record drought, in Itu, October 18, 2014. The worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, and is threatening the supply to Sao Paulo as well, according to the state authorities. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
BRAZIL-WATER/
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October 31, 2014
A horse grazes next to the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam as it dries up due to a prolonged drought...
NAZARE PAULISTA, Brazil
Horse grazes next to the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam as it dries up due to a prolonged drought...
A horse grazes next to the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam as it dries up due to a prolonged drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state, October 17, 2014. After a grueling election campaign in which officials faced fierce criticism for downplaying the effects of a year-long drought, Brazil's most populous state is finally coming to terms with an uncomfortable reality: it is running out of water. Sao Paulo state accounts for a third of Brazil's economy and 40 percent of its industrial production, and the water crisis is already crimping factory and farm output as well as the service sector in a stagnant economy. Hit by Brazil's worst drought in 80 years, the two main reservoirs serving metropolitan Sao Paulo, South America's largest city, could dry out by February if relief does not arrive in the upcoming rainy season. Picture taken October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST ANIMALS BUSINESS)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
RTR4P7E9
February 11, 2015
Maria Do Carmo, 70, fills a bucket with water used for laundry, to be used in the bathroom and to clean...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Do Carmo, 70, fills a bucket with water used for laundry, to be used in the bathroom and to clean the...
Maria Do Carmo, 70, fills a bucket with water used for laundry, to be used in the bathroom and to clean the floor of her house in Brasilandia slum, in Sao Paulo February 11, 2015. Brazilians are hoarding water in their apartments, drilling homemade wells and taking other emergency measures to prepare for forced rationing that appears likely and could leave taps dry for up to five days a week because of a drought. In Sao Paulo, the country's largest city with a metropolitan area of 20 million people, the main reservoir is at just 6 percent of capacity with the peak of the rainy season now past. Many neighbourhoods have already experienced daily water outages as Sabesp turns down pressure in pipes to save consumption. Some residents of the Brasilandia slum said this week they were often without water 13 hours a day. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZILDISASTER HEALTH - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
RTR4BYW7
October 29, 2014
Natalino Pereira, 12, a resident of a region that depends on the Cantareira water system, poses for a...
Itu, Brazil
A resident of a region that depends on the Cantareira water system, poses for a portrait on the cracked...
Natalino Pereira, 12, a resident of a region that depends on the Cantareira water system, poses for a portrait on the cracked ground of the Itaim dam after bathing it as the eight-month rationing of water continues as a result of a record drought, in Itu October 28, 2014. The worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, according to the state authorities. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
BRAZIL-DROUGHT/
RTR4GIQL
December 03, 2014
A Brazilian flag is seen on the cracked ground of Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during...
NAZARE PAULISTA, Brazil
Brazilian flag is seen on the cracked ground of Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during...
A Brazilian flag is seen on the cracked ground of Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during a drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state December 2, 2014. Brazil's worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region's smaller cities, according to the state authorities and the two main reservoirs serving metropolitan Sao Paulo, South America's largest city, could dry out by February if relief does not arrive in the upcoming rainy season. Pictures taken December 2, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
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