Pages in this set

Page 1

Preview of page 1
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…

Page 2

Preview of page 2
Sediment that is removed from the river at the reservoirs will increase the velocity of the river and hence
erosion further downstream

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Geography resources:

See all Geography resources »See all resources »