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Furnas Dam,

c.390 ft (120 m) high, at the junction of the Rio Grande and Sapucaí rivers, SE Brazil, in Minas Gerais state; completed 1962. It has a 620-sq mi (1,606-sq km) reservoir. It includes large hydroelectric facilities and is the center of an extensive regional electrical grid serving the industrial centers of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Belo Horizonte.
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Ecological interactions between nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus, L.) and the phytoplanktonic community of the furnas reservoir (Brazil).
The fish farm is located on the left bank of the River Grande, some 2 km from FURNAS reservoir, which provides water to the fish farm.
In a study of textile effluents that are released into a tributary of Furnas reservoir in Alfenas-MG, was found cytogenotoxicity activity of these samples (Alvim et al., 2011), indicating that water quality of urban streams in this region can be compromised.
Furnas Reservoir is located in the Grande River basin in southern Minas Gerais; its north arm is represented by the Grande River, and the south arm by the Sapucai River.
were abundant in the zooplankton community in Furnas Reservoir, an oligotrophic system (46[degrees]19'W and 20[degrees]40'S), during the period between August 2006 and July 2007.
Nevertheless, Ceratium furcoides, a very similar species to Ceratium hirundinella, was recorded at first time in the hydroelectricity power plant at Furnas Reservoir, MG, Brazil, by Santos-Wisniewski et al., 2007.
Furnas Reservoir is located in the Rio Grande basin, near the Southern border of the State of Minas Gerais (46[degrees] 19'W and 20[degrees] 40'S), Brazil.