The world-famous Iguazu Falls in Brazil parched by drought

A considerable part of Iguazu Falls, which is one of the main tourist attractions of Brazil, dried up due to prolonged drought in the southern Brazilian state of Parana, local media reported.

Located on the border of Brazil and Argentina set width 2.7 km includes about 270 separate waterfalls. The drop height of the water reaches 82 meters, but most falls — a little more than 60 meters.

According to the Iguaçu National Park, made measurements showed a reduction in the volume of water in waterfalls three times — up to 500 cubic meters per second at a rate of 1.5 thousand cubic meters per second. As a result, much of the waterfalls dried up, exposing the sheer rock cliffs.

Along with the Victoria Falls in Africa and Niagara Falls on the border of Canada and the U.S., Iguazu considered one of the most picturesque in the world. Natural complex declared a World Heritage Site.

Source: RIA "Novosti".

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