After a heavy rain day in Altamira, Brazil, more than 500 families in the Jardim Independente neighborhood had their community flooded. Families report that the lake’s dam is directly impacting the flow of rainwater.
Researchers with the University of East Anglia say the full extent of impacts to biodiversity of large hydroelectric dams in lowland tropical forest regions have been “severely overlooked”.
While the southeast is distressed with water reservoirs in critical condition, the state of Acre, in the far west of the country, lives totally opposite reality. With the historic full, the height of the river Acre passed his own record
It is expected that in the next 72 hours down the flow of the river Acre, that on Monday reached 14 meters, beating the flood recorded in 2012.
In Assis Brasil, border with Peru, the Acre River overflowed. Within 24 hours, the rain volume exceeded the expected for the entire month of February.
The governor of Pando said municipalities Bolpebra, Porvenir and Cobija are on red alert by the overflowing of the Acre River. There are 5 neighborhoods flooded in Cobija city.
The first quarter of 2014 many Amazonian rivers in Bolivia showed extreme water levels and floods caused a national disaster. Now almost a year of this “natural” disaster, water levels are rising again.
Research of Mamirauá Institute shows that these animals are able to live in the flooded forests during the months of full water in the Amazon.
The objective of the documentary is to question the relationship between the flood of Madera River in 2014 and the hydroelectric plants of Santo Antonio and Jirau.
Chadin II includes the construction of a dam 150 meters high, which would flood 32.5 kilometers of land and require an investment of 1650 thousand dollars.