Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Taps Run Dry in São Paulo Drought, But Water Company Barely Shrugs

Washington Post
A dam which supplies water to 45 percent of Sao Paulo. (Getty Images) 
ATIBAIA, Brazil — Seen from a micro-light aircraft, flying low near this small town in Brazil’s interior, the scale of the water crisis blighting São Paulo, a megalopolis 40 miles away, was frighteningly clear. Four of the five reservoirs in an interlinked system that supplies 6.5 million people, more than a third of its metropolitan population, were vividly depleted. Caked red banks of exposed earth showed just how low the water levels had fallen.  Story here.

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