RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The federal government is to issue a water emergency alert for the June to September period in 5 Brazilian states - Minas Gerais, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, São Paulo and Paraná.
They are all located in the Paraná River basin, where part of the country's agricultural production and large hydroelectric plants are concentrated. The situation in the region is classified as "severe" and the forecast is for low rainfall for the period.
It is the first alert of this kind in 111 years of meteorological services in the country. The measure corroborates Bolsonaro . . .
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