Most of the metal footbridges leading to Iguazu Falls in Brazil have been flooded. After heavy rainfall, the water level reached the second highest level on record.
Iguazu Falls, located on the Brazil-Argentine border, is the largest complex of waterfalls in the world. It is one of the most popular attractions that attract tourists from all over the world to South America.
Currently, however, spectacular views of the water cascades can only be seen from a distance. The water level in the waterfall is currently 16 times higher than usual. This is the second highest record in the history of measurements.
Due to heavy rainfall in southern Brazil, the water flow in the waterfall reached about 24,100 cubic meters per second on Monday, while the average annual flow is 1,500 meters per second. As Urbia, the company that manages the national park where the waterfall is located, emphasized in a statement, “this is the largest amount of water in recent years.”
Main photo source: PAP/EPA/CHRISTIAN RIZZI