Life on Mekong Faces Threats As Major Dams Begin to Rise

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Mar
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Xayaburi Dam Construction, 2012. The Xayaburi Dam is the single greatest threat currently facing the Mekong River and its people. The project would resettle around 2,100 people and directly affect a further 202,000 people living near the dam due to impacts on the river’s ecology and fisheries. Captions and Photo source: ©© International Rivers

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With a massive dam under construction in Laos and other dams on the way, the Mekong River is facing a wave of hydroelectric projects that could profoundly alter the river’s ecology…

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Laos Approves Xayaburi Mega Dam On Mekong, BBC News (Uploaded 11-06-2012)

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