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Reservoirs in Southeastern Brazil

18.6S 48.1W

June 4th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Brazil - May 25th, 2011

Several reservoirs can be observed along the left side of this image of southeastern Brazil. At the top left, in the state of Minas Gerais, is the Araguari River, a tributary of the Paranaíba River, which it joins in the reservoir created by Itumbiara Dam.

East of the Itumbiara Reservoir is a lake created by the Emborcação Dam, also known as Theodomiro Sampaio, an embankment dam on the Paranaíba River near Araguari in Minas Gerais, Brazil. It was constructed for hydroelectric power production and flood control.

Moving southward into the lower left quadrant, the Mário Lopes Leão Reservoir (also known as the Promissão Reservoir) can be observed in the state of São Paulo, near the cities of Promissão and Avanhandava. It holds the waters of the Tieté River, tributary of the Paraná River.

Moving over to the center right side of the image, one can observe the reservoir created by the Furnas Dam, in Minas Gerais. South of this reservoir, near the bottom edge, is the city of São Paulo.

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