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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.

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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The signature of La Nina is found in the extremely high discharge events of December-February (DJF) in the Paranaiba River basin.
The climatology of streamflow (Figure 4(a)) at the Fazenda Santa Maria gauge station of the Paranaiba River in Brazil shows significant flow from November to May and very little flow from June to October.
To examine the possible other component impacts on streamflow of the Paranaiba River, we investigate the climate variability influences on the streamflow at Fazenda Santa Maria gauge station.
The La Nina has significantly influenced the extremely high-streamflow characteristic of the Paranaiba River Upper catchment.
Separately, Black Swan Resources has also concluded a final agreement to acquire 100% of the exploration licenses on the Fazenda Gamela diamond property along the Paranaiba river in Minas Gerais state.
in this context, a study of the feeding spectrum of Cichla piquiti in the Cachoeira Dourada reservoir on the Paranaiba River, along with the data on its reproductive features and population structure, would contribute towards an assessment of the current state of this cichlid in the habitat and also provide information that could be used in the management of other exotic invaders.
it has a volume of 524 000 000[m.sup.3] and was created in 1966 by the construction of one of a complex of dams along the Paranaiba River (tributary of the Parana), whose drainage basin extends over 3 111[km.sup.2] (Cabral et al.
piquiti collected from the Cachoeira Dourada reservoir (Paranaiba River basin, Brazil) between January 2007 and January 2008 (n.i.
These data reveal some genera and species from Parana River basin, especially from the Paranaiba River, such as Leporinus taeniatus, also found in the Sao Francisco River, Leporinus paranensis and Leporinus microphthalmus collected in Tocantins River but absent in the Araguaia River.
Temporal declines in fish abundance were reported in several reservoirs of the Iguacu, Paranapanema, Tiete and Paranaiba rivers, which, at present, show low primary productivity and fish yields (Gomes et al., 2002; Barrella and Petrere Jr., 2003; Agostinho et al., 2007b).