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Severe Drought in Brazilian Amazon Leaves Boats High and Dry

Manaus, the most populous city in Brazil's Amazonian rainforest, is seeing the effects of the worst drought in 100 years. As the Rio Negro — a tributary of the Amazon River — slips away, ships and houseboats are left stranded on land.
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Two houseboats and a boat lie on the bottom of a branch of the Rio Negro, a tributary of the Amazon river, in the city of Manaus, Brazil.
Two houseboats and a boat lie on the bottom of a branch of the Rio Negro, a tributary of the Amazon river, in the city of Manaus, Brazil. Photo:REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
A man and a child sit at the front of their houseboat at the bottom of a branch of the Rio Negro, a tributary of the Amazon river, in the city of Manaus.
A man and a child sit at the front of their houseboat at the bottom of a branch of the Rio Negro, a tributary of the Amazon river, in the city of Manaus. Photo:REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
Residents walk near a houseboat at the bottom of a branch of the Rio Negro, a tributary of the Amazon river, in the city of Manaus.
Residents walk near a houseboat at the bottom of a branch of the Rio Negro, a tributary of the Amazon river, in the city of Manaus. Photo:REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
Children walk near a houseboat and boats at the bottom of a branch of the Rio Negro, a tributary of the Amazon river, in the city of Manaus.
Children walk near a houseboat and boats at the bottom of a branch of the Rio Negro, a tributary of the Amazon river, in the city of Manaus. Photo:REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
Boats lie at the bottom of a branch of the Rio Negro, a tributary of the Amazon river, in the city of Manaus.
Boats lie at the bottom of a branch of the Rio Negro, a tributary of the Amazon river, in the city of Manaus. Photo:REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
A boat is stranded on land, the drought rapidly evaporating all surrounding water at the bottom of a branch of the Rio Negro, a tributary of the Amazon river, in the city of Manaus, Brazil.
A boat is stranded on land, the drought rapidly evaporating all surrounding water at the bottom of a branch of the Rio Negro, a tributary of the Amazon river, in the city of Manaus, Brazil. Photo:REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
A severe drought has pushed river levels in Brazil
A severe drought has pushed river levels in Brazil's Amazon region to lows, leaving isolated communities dependent on emergency aid and thousands of boats stranded on parched riverbeds. Photo:REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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