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New Dam Projects on the Marañón, Updated Dams Map & Background Information.

Update on Dam Projects:

  • The Chilia Hydroelectric Project has advanced to the next stage of development. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been submitted and is currently undergoing evaluation by the Ministry of Energy and Mining (MINEM). The Chilia Project would have a dam wall of 117m, be located at 2200m meters above sea level in the departments of Ancash and Haúnuco and generate 180MW.
    It would flood one of the most scenic Canyons on the entire Marañón River, located directly above the confluence with Rio Puchka. The dam wall would be located just downstream of where this photo was taken:

November 23rd, 2016|

Omission of Neotropical Otter from Environmental Assessment.

November 17th, 2016|0 Comments

If a large, conspicuous mammal can be left out of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), this calls the entire process into question. Veracruz is a 147m tall dam which planned on the Marañón River. In 2009, Compania [...]

  • Kennedy in miraflores

Swift Anti-Dam Success in Peru

October 10th, 2016|1 Comment

In an interview with leading Peruvian news publication Somos, Waterkeeper Alliance President Mr. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stated "My interest here is to try to generate a rational reaction to the government in terms of [...]

Press Release: Endesa Renounces its rights to water, cancelling its hydroelectric Projects. Marañón Waterkeeper questions viability of Veracruz Dam on the Marañón.

September 1st, 2016|0 Comments

[Versión Español] Press Release: Endesa Renounces its rights to water, cancelling its hydroelectric Projects. Marañón Waterkeeper questions viability of Veracruz Dam on the Marañón. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Benjamin Webb, International Coordinator, Marañón Waterkeeper benjamin@maranonwaterkeeper.org +51 9 [...]

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