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Brazilians ... Hoard Water
Brazilians are hoarding water in their apartments, drilling homemade wells and taking other emergency measures to prepare for forced rationing that appears likely and could leave taps dry for up to five days a week because of a drought.
State officials say they have not yet decided whether or when to implement such rationing, in part because they are still hoping for heavy rains in February and March. Indeed, thunderstorms in recent days have caused lakes to rise a bit.
Still, independent projections suggest that São Paulo's main Cantareira reservoir could run out of water as soon as April without drastic cuts to consumption.
As such, the race is on to secure water while it lasts.
originally posted by: ATF1886
Well water is running out there is little drinkable water left in the world..a reply to: greencmp
originally posted by: OrphanApology
I imagine that eventually Sao Paolo will have to invest in some pipelines from the coast and go the route of desalination.
Brazilians May Give Up Water And Electricity For Lent
To make matters worse, the country generates 70% of its electricity with hydroelectric dams. In Brazil's central and southeast territories, the breadbasket for the world's largest exporter of coffee, sugar, soy and beef, the principal hydropower reservoirs are at just 17% capacity, according to the Financial Times.
originally posted by: mikell
It's Obamas fault he caused it
Everybody feel better.
Or just maybe poor planning from those in charge kinda like the SA brown out problem. People in charge that have no leadership ability.
Once again it's Obamas fault