Presence of wetlands Northern Canada/ Alaska Continental U.S.Equatorial Neotropics Number of wetland scientists Latitude distribution of wetlands based on Matthews and Fung (1987), global lakes and wetlands database (GLWD), and gross wetland map (redrawn from Lehner and Doll 2004)
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Paraguay-Paraná Hidrovía Would make the 3,440 km Paraguay-Paraná river system navigable year-round from Nueva Palmira (Uruguay) to Cáceres (Brazil). Would improve or construct the infrastructure needed to service the increased shipping capacity.
Timeline A channelized waterway into the heart of South America is an old idea and the Paraguay-Paraná have been navigated for many decades. Late 1980s: Intergovernmental Committee on the Hidrovía created to oversee the development of this waterway. 1990: Publication of an economic feasibility study. 1995-1997: Engineering, economic, and environmental assessments of the proposed project. 1990s: Cost-benefit “disputes”. 1998: Brazil halts plans for construction activities along the Brazilian portion of the waterway. Since 2000: Fate of Hidrovía remains uncertain and new plans are underway.
Flooded area (km 2 ) at low water No changeStage decrease of 10 cm Stage decrease of 25 cm Northern Pantanal (3 subregions) 8075 6887 (15%) 4782 (41%) Total Pantanal (8 subregions) 1221910785 (12%) 8385 (31%) [Data from Hamilton, 1999] Lateral Flood Pulse