The Amazon Is Flooding Five Times More Often Than It Used To

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(From UPI)

Scientists in England, Chile and Brazil analyzed [Amazon] river level records dating back more than a century. The data showed extreme floods — when water levels rise at least 95 feet, triggering an emergency declaration in the city of Manaus — occurred approximately once every 20 years during the first half of the 20th century. Today, extreme floods occur every four years.

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