On 24 August 2011 the Acre River running through Rio Branco AC Brazil looked like this:
Compared with this time in last year's severe drought there is both good and bad news. The good news is that there's been more rainfall and fewer fires; the bad news is that there's been more really hot days and the water levels are lower.
It got pretty cool for about a week and now we are back to hot. A good place to track what's happening is at Wunderground.