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Água Vermelha Reservoir and Others Near Paraná River, Brazil – July 23rd, 2010

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July 23rd, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Brazil - June 26th, 2010

Brazil - June 26th, 2010

Many reservoirs can be seen near the  Paraná River in Brazil, the second longest river in South America after the Amazon. The river appears greenish in color, flowing diagonally through the lower left quadrant.

Many reservoirs can be observed nearby, most of which are situated on the borders between Brazilian states: Goiás (above), Minas Gerais (upper right),São Paulo (lower half of image), and Mato Grosso do Sul (center left).

The lake situated at the image center is the José Ermirio de Moraes Reservoir, also known as the Água Vermelha (Red Water) Reservoir. It is located along the Grande River, at 80 km from its confluence with the Paranaíba River. It is 3940 meters long and 67 meters high, with a surface area of 647 km².

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