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Marcela Leiros – From Cenarium Magazine

About 103,652 thousand people are already being affected by river floods in Amazonas, according to a report released by the State Civil Defense. The data updated until this Sunday, 28, also show that 41 municipalities along the gutters of the Madeira, Solimões, Amazonas, Juruá, and Purus rivers already feel the impacts of this year’s flood and are classified in situations of risk.

Vista aérea de Itamarati, município afetado pela enchente do rio Juruá (Divulgação/Prefeitura de Itamarati)

The cities of Guajará, Eirunepé, Envira, Ipixuna, Carauari, Itamarati and Juruá, in Calha do Juruá, have an estimated 1/4 of their affected population, around 59,181 people. In Calha do Purus, in the municipalities of Boca do Acre, Pauini, Lábrea, Canutama, and Tapauá, 44,471 people have been affected so far.

Municipalities in situation of ATTENTION: Humaitá, Apuí, Manicoré, Novo Aripuanã, Borba, Nova Olinda do Norte, Barreirinha, Boa Vista do Ramos, Nhamundá, Urucará, São Sebastião do Uatumã, Parintins e Maués, Atalaia do Norte, Benjamin Constant, Tabatinga, São Paulo de Olivença, Amaturá, Santo Antônio do Iça, Tonantins, Codajás, Anori, Anamã, Caapiranga, Manacapuru, Iranduba, Manaquiri, Careiro Castanho e Careiro da Várzea.

Municipalities in situation of EMERGENCY: Guajará, Envira, Eirunepé, Itamarati, Ipixuna, Carauari, Juruá, Pauini, Boca do Acre, Lábrea e Canutama.

Municipality in situation of OVERFLOW: Tapauá.

Hydrological situation

The Civil Defense report of Amazonas also indicates the hydrological situation in the gutters of the main rivers in the Amazon State. In the Juruá Basin, until this Sunday, the reference station, located in Cruzeiro do Sul, in Acre, registered the level of 10.99 meters. The maximum historical level in the Juruá river occurred on May 13, 2009, when it reached 14.62 meters.

Municipality of Boca do Acre, in Amazonas, is in an Emergency Situation (Reproduction / Civil Defense)

In the Purus Basin, the reference station, located in the municipality of Lábrea, registered 21.45 meters. The biggest flood recorded in Lábrea occurred on April 13, 1997, reaching a height of 21.79 meters.

The station that monitors the Madeira Basin region, in the municipality of Humaitá, registered until this Sunday the level of 21.74 meters. The biggest flood recorded in Humaitá was on April 9, 2014, reaching 25.63 meters.

In the Alto Solimões Basin, the station that monitors the region, in the municipality of Tabatinga, registered the level of 11.31 meters. The biggest flood recorded in Tabatinga was registered on May 28, 1999, when it reached 13.82 meters.

In Baixo do Solimões, monitored by the station in the municipality of Manacapuru, the river level is 17.81 meters, a difference of 2.92 meters to the record level, of 20.73 meters in June 24, 2015.