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Drought: Brazil’s river levels should remain low this week

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The level of rivers supplying hydroelectric plants should remain below the historical average this week, according to the National Electric System Operator (ONS).

The institution reports that all Brazilian regions' reservoirs are below the historical average, with the South, Midwest and Southeast showing the most sensitive situation.

The Southeast region, along with the Midwest, is expected to end the month of July with reservoirs at 26% capacity, or almost a quarter of the total. On the other hand, the South region should reach 45% of its reservoirs' capacity. The Northeast region should close the month at . . .

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