Will Brazil’s São Paulo run out of water? Cantareira system reaches the worst level in the last 5 years

Cantareira is a water system composed of five interconnected reservoirs that provide water to 9 million people in the São Paulo metropolitan area.

RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL - After months of drought, the Cantareira System reached 29.8% of its operational volume this Saturday, 2. The number is the lowest for more than five years and sets the reclassification of the operation as "restricted".

Cantareira is a water system composed of five interconnected reservoirs that provide water to 9 million people in the São Paulo metropolitan area.

In practice, however, the restriction operation only impacts the maximum volume of water that can be withdrawn for supply. A year ago, the book was 43%. The current rate is the lowest since March 21, 2016 . . .

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