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.
Mega-dams doing drastic harm to tropical biodiversity: study
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”.
The river tsunami that enchants, devastates and frightens in Acre, Brazil
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
El Deber: More water comes to Cobija, en Bolivia, and there are 3,200 affected
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.
With flooding, families are forced to leave home in Acre, Brazil
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.
Continues the rain in Cobija and major flooding is feared
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.
Página Siete: There will be new floods in the Amazon
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.
Mamirauá: jaguars that survive in the flooded forest
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.
Documentary shows influence of dams in flood in Porto Velho
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.
Residents of Cajamarca and Amazonas oppose the construction of hydroelectric Chadin II
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.