Little water in the Amazon River – level 1

23-10-2023 15:00

The Amazon River in Brazil is very low. It does not rain enough in the area.

This is making life hard for people and nature. Small rivers that go into the Amazon River are also drying up. Boats cannot move. People from faraway villages do not have enough food and water. Boats cannot get there.  Dolphins in the river are also dying because it is too hot. In the city of Manaus, there was only 13.59 meters of water. It is two meters less than last year. It is the lowest in 100 years.

The reason for this is a weather problem called El Nino. It brings unusual weather. Experts think that this will last until December. More than 481,000 people are in trouble.

Difficult words: dry up (when something becomes completely without water), faraway (not close), reason (why something happens).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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