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La Niña may cut rainfall in Brazil by up to 30% and further hinder hydroelectric plants

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - National Institute of Meteorology's (INMET) specialists are relying on the return of rainfall at the end of September in Brazil's center-south, where this year's drought has placed hydroelectric power plant reservoirs on alert.

The potential impact of the La Niña climate phenomenon, starting in October, could reduce rainfall by 10% to 30% in the region.

The phenomenon causes a periodic change in the temperature of Pacific Ocean waters, which tends to reduce rainfall in Brazil's center-south, exacerbating the drought in the Paraná River basin.

The concern is that this . . .

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