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No One's Quite Sure How São Paulo Will Survive Its Drought

 

São Paulo, along with 93 smaller localities around Brazil, is facing drastic water shortages that could mean up to five days a week without running water starting in April. The mega-city’s largest reservoir, which supplies about 30 percent of the 20 million people living in the metropolitan region, is currently at only 5.1 percent of its capacity. It’s all the result of a severe drought that has extended throughout Brazil’s Southeastern region, and could soon lead to water rationing for as much as 40 percent of the population.

 

http://www.citylab.com/weather/2015/02/no-one-is-quite-sure-how-sao-paulo-will-survive-its-drought/385211/

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/brazil-hit-by-worst-drought-since-1930-as-taps-in-sao-paulo-and-rio-de-janeiro-run-dry-10000234.html

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How much is this spilling over into the rain forest areas? We seem to have had 15 years of continual drought over this, or that area of the Amazon basin? This must be impacting tree health? I know one sector has suffered 2 " 1 in a hundred year " droughts in one 7 year period??? 

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