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Paranaíba

(pərənīē`bə), river, c.500 mi (800 km) long, rising in W Minas Gerais state, Brazil. It flows generally westward through an agricultural region before joining the Rio Grande to form the ParanáParaná,
river, c.2,000 mi (3,200 km) long, formed by the junction of the Paranaíba and the Rio Grande, SE Brazil. It has the second largest drainage system in South America.
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. Diamonds are washed along its course. A hydroelectric project lies at nearby São Simão.
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Paranaíba

 

a river in Brazil, a right source of the Paraná. About 900 km long, the Paranaíba rises in the northern spurs of the Serra da Canastra and flows through the central part of the Brazilian Highlands through a deep valley, forming rapids and waterfalls. Its numerous tributaries provide it with an abundance of water. Turbulent freshets occur in the summer. The mean flow rate at the city of Itumbiara is 1,505 cu m per sec.

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Ortac Resources Ltd (OTC.LN), an exploration and development company, is restructuring the ownership of the Rio Paranaiba iron ore project in Brazil.
The US$43.5 million, 662-meter Porto Alencastro bridge extends over the Paranaiba river, connecting Brazilian cities Iturama in Minas Gerais and Paranaiba in Mato Grosso do Sul, an important route for agricultural shipments to Santos port in Sao Paulo state.
Suguio K, Barcelos JH, Moniz AC (1976) Caracterizacao sedimentologica e mineralogica de formacoes superficiais argilo-arenosas peculiares dos planaltos do Triangulo Mineiro e Alto Paranaiba, MG.
Cobre Sul's main asset is the Santo Antonio alluvial concessions covering 62 [km.sup.2] along a 22 km stretch of the Santo Antonio River Valley in Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil, and near Black Swans concessions along the Paranaiba River.
This is just one of the 41 hydroelectric installations in the Brazilian area of the Parana's watershed, where there are another 17 projects for its largest tributaries: the Paranaiba, Grande, Tiete, Sucuriu, Paranepanema, and Ivai.
Leafminer sampling was conducted twice between Sep 2013 to Apr 2014 in the municipality of Rio Paranaiba (Minas Gerais State, Brazil) on S.
A partir de exemplares depositados em museus, o autor ampliou a area de ocorrencia de Metaxyonycha angusta em Minas Gerais, incluindo os municipios de Santos Dumont, na Mesorregiao Zona da Mata, e Patos de Minas, na Mesorregiao do Triangulo Mineiro e Alto Paranaiba, mas nao houve mencao a especies hospedeiras.