Pomba River, Santo Antonio De Padua
(3.2/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
The Rio Pomba is a river of Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro states in southeastern Brazil, one of the principle tributaries of the Paraíba do Sul.It rises in the city of Barbacena in Minas Gerais and flows south through the Zona da Mata to empty into the Paraíba do Sul between the towns of Cambuci and Itaocara, Rio de Janeiro. Its main tributaries are the rivers Piau, Xopotó, Pardo and Formoso. The main cities along its banks are Cataguases in Minas Gerais and Santo Antônio de Pádua in Rio de Janeiro.The lands of the Rio Pomba basin are severely deforested, a process that began throughout the Zona da Mata during the coffee era and did not spare even the headwaters of the river. It is a factor that contributes to the degradation of the river, also affected by the release of industrial and domestic effluents. In 2003 a major spill of more than 1 billion gallons of toxic waste from one industry in Cataguases caused enormous environmental damage, and the effect was detected in the Paraiba do Sul River to its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean in the state of Rio de Janeiro.
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  • This River through the city. Is a river with a great potential for water sports such as canoeing, there are some competitions, but could be better exploited. Is much silted, is not well taken care of by the authorities and not by the population that plays a lot of rubbish in it. Due to silting, floods take a large proportion and cause a lot of damage. In 2003 there was an environmental accident that killed the fish and left their water unfit for consumption and bath. But nature remade and the River came back to life. In recent years the water level has been well below normal, but he still presents us with beautiful scenery.
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  • Is a very beautiful River, with spectacular landscapes, but unfortunately is abandoned by the authorities, municipal, both as State. In recent years has introduced a volume of water far short of your history. We understand that the rainfall volume himself has contributed a lot to that, but the control of existing dams along its bed could ease a lot the situation. The control of pollution of its waters demonstrates even more clearly the neglect of public power. Adding to the low volume of water, with the growing level of pollution, the result could be different.
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  • This river crosses the middle of the city. In it, a traditional competition held annually in the city: the canoeing competition.
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