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Belo Monte Dam (`Beautiful Hill')
Where: Pará, Brazil

What: Hydroelectric Dam project in the Amazon rainforest- 3rd largest hydroelectric dam in
the world

When: Plans began in 1975 but were abandoned due to controversy. Project proposed in
1987 by Electrobras (Brazilian Power Company). The dam's definitive installation license
was the…

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Sediment that is removed from the river at the reservoirs will increase the velocity of the river and hence
erosion further downstream


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