Situated on the Xingu River in the Amazon Basin, the Belo Monte complex is designed to become the third largest dam in the world. With a planned capacity of 11,000 MW, it’s reservoir will permanently flood an area of 668 km2 and it will divert mosts of the Xingu’s water through a channel, leaving the famous Big Bend or „Volta Grande“ with a minimum of water. The Belo Monte Dam is not a stand-alone project: It is only one out of a series of 60 to 70 dams being planned to exploit the Amazon Basin.

Publikation ansehen / herunterladen