Guandu River (Rio de Janeiro)
|Guandu River (Rio de Janeiro)|
|Main source||Rio de Janeiro state|
|Length||108.5 km (67.4 mi)|
The river supplies water to 9 million people in Greater Rio de Janeiro. Many tributaries of the river rise in the 4,398 hectares (10,870 acres) Mendanha State Park, created in 2013. An aqueduct carries the water across the Pedra Branca State Park to Rio's south zone.
The pollution problem is so serious that it threatens the water supply of the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area. CEDAE, the water and sewer company of the state, recognizes that the problem is very serious. CEDAE also admits that because of the high levels of pollution, purification of Guandu's waters is a challenge.
- Parque Estadual do Mendanha (in Portuguese), INEA, retrieved 2017-01-15
- "Programão do RJTV tem visita ao Parque da Pedra Branca", G1 Globo (in Portuguese), 20 February 2016, retrieved 2017-01-12
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