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Level of Brazil’s Amazon rivers continues to rise, affecting the population

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  The volume of water in the main rivers that cut through the state of Amazonas continues to rise, affecting the population in some cities. In Parintins, the level of the Amazon River has exceeded the historical high water mark of 9.38 meters, registered in June 2009.

Yesterday, May 17, the Negro River reached a depth of 29.72 meters near Manaus, where the severe flood level of 29 meters was exceeded on April 30.

The severe flood level is the highest among the four monitoring marks established by the Brazilian Geological Service (CPRM), higher than . . .

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