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Amazon Deforestation and Ag - 2
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Wed Dec 17, 2014 09:38 AM CST

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- A huge part of the Cantereira reservoir floor has been dry and cracked like a desert for much of the past four months.

This reservoir system, which supplies a third of the water to the sprawling metropolis of Sao Paulo, is only 7% full after the worst drought in 80 years hit the city and the rest of Brazil's southeast.

"We hope for rain, but we worry about what will happen if it doesn't come," said Maria Angela Batista, who lives in Morro Doce, one of the city's working-class suburbs.

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