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Battle for the Mekong

Published on Aug 2, 2012 by Luke Hunt

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FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The Mekong, a precious jewel of Southeast Asia, has become a critical battleground between hydropower dam projects and the survival of the world’s greatest freshwater fisheries.

The future of this 4,880 km (3032 miles) long river may well be decided by what happens to the Xayaburi mega-dam project in Laos, the first of a cascade of 11 dam projects on the lower Mekong.

Read more from Tom Fawthrop in The Diplomat.