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In Brazil, Worst Drought in Decades Felt At Gigantic Dam

The Friendship Bridge spans over the Parana river along the border of Brazil, right, with Paraguay, left, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. The gigantic Itaipu hydroelectric dam straddling the Brazil-Paraguay border is feeling the heat of Brazil’s worst drought in nine decades, with power output at its lowest level since 1994. (AP Photo/Emilio Sanabria)
The Friendship Bridge spans over the Parana river along the border of Brazil, right, with Paraguay, left, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. The gigantic Itaipu hydroelectric dam straddling the Brazil-Paraguay border is feeling the heat of Brazil’s worst drought in nine decades, with power output at its lowest level since 1994. (AP Photo/Emilio Sanabria)
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Hernandarias, Paraguay (AP) -- The gigantic Itaipu hydroelectric dam straddling the Brazil-Paraguay border on the vast Parana River, is feeling the heat of Brazil’s worst drought in nine decades.

Sometimes described as one of the world's seven modern wonders, Itaipu's banks, usually lush and green, have turned rocky and bare.