All 62 municipalities in Amazonas are in an emergency situation. Photo: Disclosure/Secom
The Government of Amazonas, through the Intersectoral Committee to Combat Environmental Emergency Situations, publishes the bulletin with updated information about the drought in the state, this Friday (2/2). In recent days, the level of the Negro River, in Manaus, has risen 21 centimeters.
STRETCH BULLETIN 02/02/2024
In the last 5 days, the reference station on the Juruá River, located in Itamarati, recorded a rise of 28 cm. In the region close to the source of the channel, Guajará (Cruzeiro do Sul), in the last 5 days the river level has risen 392 cm.
At the mouth of the river in Beruri, a rise of 18 cm was recorded in the last 5 days.
Calha do Madeira
In Humaitá, in the last 5 days, it rose 106 cm.
Calha do Solimões
In the last 5 days, the reference station in Tabatinga rose 2 cm. In Fonte Boa, in 5 days the river rose 2 cm. And in Manacapuru the river rose 15 cm in the last 5 days.
In Itacoatiara, an elevation of 22 cm was recorded in the last 5 days.
Calha do Negro
In the middle portion of the gutter, in the municipality of Barcelos, a drop of 6 cm was recorded. In Manaus, in the last 5 days, there was an increase of 21 cm.
All 62 municipalities in Amazonas are in an emergency situation. According to Civil Defense data, Amazonas has 637 thousand people affected so far by the severe drought, or 159 thousand families.
The number of people and families affected by the drought in the state is dynamic and is based on information made available by the municipalities that feed the S2iD – Civil Defense Integrated Disaster Information System.
These numbers are updated and corrected daily, and may change upwards or downwards, according to adjustments made by municipal authorities, aiming for data accuracy.
The Committee was established by Governor Wilson Lima, on September 29th. The governor also announced measures to reinforce government actions, which are already underway, through operation Drought 2023.