Drought leads 53 cities in Brazil’s Southeast, South and Midwest to ration water

Even large urban centers, such as Curitiba and the metropolitan region, are on the list of cities with rotating water supply.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This year's record drought has led at least 53 cities in 5 states to ration their water supply, has impacted navigation and contributed to the imbalance of ecosystems in the South, Southeast and Midwest regions of Brazil.

The basins of the Grande, Paraná, Paranapanema and Paraguay Rivers - which flow through the states of São Paulo, Paraná, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul - are under the influence of a severe drought. According to the Electricity Sector Monitoring Committee, Brazil's reservoirs Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?