Nature Sacrificed: Saltos del Guairá/Sete Quedas (Guairá Waterfalls) in 1936

The Guairá Falls, on the Paraná River between Paraguay and Brazil, were flooded in the early 1980s as part of the construction of Itaipú Hydroelectric Dam, their beauty sacrificed to create energy. (They're sometimes called "Guaíra" in Brazil).

This is a fantastic video from 1936 (!) that gives a sense of their majesty. Notice the couple walking along the flimsy bridge (and their gaucho pants!).

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