Marañón River
The Marañon River is one of the most important water sources in Peru, with impetuous currents and frequent rapids, it flows northwest along the eastern base of the Andes and makes a great bend to the northeast, flowing into the Amazon plains.


The Peruvian government has plans to build more than 20 dams on the Marañón River. These dams would threaten the unique ecosystem made up of cloud forests, dry forest areas and indigenous lands. These projects are being proposed in the absence of clear understanding of the ecosystem services these rivers provide, and with very little knowledge about the negative impacts that specific dams would cause.

For more information visit: www.internationalrivers.org/node/2286
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