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Damming at gunpoint(English Version)

THE SALWEEN DAM PLANS 15

THE SALWEEN DAM PLANS 15 Table 2. Project Details 7 Upper Salween Dam Lower Salween Dam Location Catchment Area (sq.km) Annual inflow (million cubic metres) High water level (m.MSL) Gross storage capacity Reservoir area (rai) [625 rai = 1 sq km.] Latitude 18° 19´ N Longitude 97° 33´E Above O Loh Checkpoint of Salween Sanctuary and 14 km upstream away from Sob Ngae (Mae Ye Hta), Mae Sariang District of Mae Hong Son Province 293,200 118,600 220 21,000 19,101 rai (30.7 sq km) in Thailand alone Latitude 18° 04´ N Longitude 97° 42´ E At Ban Tha Ta Fang, 15 km upstream away from Ban Mae Sam Laep (Thaw Le Hta), Mae Sariang District of Mae Hong Son Province 294,500 119,200 86 245 1,340 rai (2 sq km) in Thailand alone Type of dam Height (m) Length (m) Net water height (m) Installed capacity (MW) Firm power (MW) Annual energy production (GWh) Firm energy (GWh) Investment Cost (both) First year of power Storage dam 168 570 116.8 4,540.00 2,139.75 Regulating dam 49 379.5 20.9 792.00 476.61 29,271.04 54,422.49 18,744.15 4,175.12 277,000 million Baht (US$ 6,150 million) 2012 7 EGAT 2003, as quoted by the Foundation for Ecological Recovery (FER) June 2003, Salween Hydropower Project (Thai-Burma border)

16 DAMMING AT GUNPOINT PHOTO: KORD (2003) Karens villagers in Papun Distict, Karen State

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