Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Lake Guri which is located within Venezuela's dense Guayana Highlands is experiencing a major drought. The lake is dropping roughly 8 inches per day. On Guri, lies the world's largest hydroelectric dam, the Raul Leoni Dam. Beyond it lies the 7th largest man made lake in the world.

Guri normally has depths reaching 600 feet! Here was one of the starting points in the late 80's, early 90's for the peacock bass explosion!

Guri stretches over 80 miles long and 22 miles wide, and has thousands of islands, points, and timbered coves which have created an exploding fishery.

The Leoni Dam provides the majority of power for Venezuela. President Chavez has enforced limits on the use of electricity for the citizens of Venezuela due to the low amount of power being produced due to the lack of water.

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