Vietnam UNESCO Heritage Threatened by Erosion as Dams Stop Sedimentation

Cua Dai beach erosion near Hoi An, Vietnam. Photo source: ©© Lawrence Sinclair


Hydropower dams on the Vu Gia – Thu Bon River system has hindered sedimentation downstream, causing severe erosion that could wipe out a popular beach in Hoi An town, experts warn.

“There has been a surge in dam building in the past three years, leading to a significant reduction in sediments being washed down to the estuary in the beach town of Hoi An,” Ca said…

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