Contact: Lori M. Quillen
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Caption: Located on the middle of the Rio Grande, the UHE FURNAS reservoir is one of the largest in Brazil. It impounds the Grande River and has a capacity of 22,590,000,000 m3 and a surface area of 1,473 km2.
Credit: Fábio Roland
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