Terrible Drought Hits Houseboaters In Manaus

October 2015 News Web Exclusive

No doubt images of the worst drought that hit California in all of its history is still etched in many minds this year, and while there has definitely been marked improvement, its effects are still felt by many. Now teleSUR brings word that our foreign friends to the south are experiencing a similar situation.

The most populated city in Brazil’s Amazonian rainforest, Manaus, is likewise being hit by their worst drought of the century. The important Rio Negro, a tributary of the Amazon River, is receding so badly that many houseboats and ships are being left high and dry. Now that the river levels are so low, isolated communities are requiring emergency aid to be able to cope with the serious effects of the drought. Here are some images from teleSUR credited to REUTERS/Bruno Kelly that illustrate what these houseboating communities are going through. To view all of their images, click here.

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