The Xayaburi Dam: A Looming Threat to the Mekong River

Located in a mountainous valley in Northern Laos, the proposed Xayaburi hydropower dam is the  most advanced of eleven large dams planned for the Lower Mekong River’s mainstream. If built,  the dam will cause irreversible and permanent ecological change to a mighty river that feeds millions  of people, forcibly resettle over 2,100 people and directly affect over 202,000 people, and could push  iconic and endangered fish species, such as theMekong Giant Catfish, to extinction.

http://www.internationalrivers.org/files/The%20Xayaburi%20Dam_Eng.pdf

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