First high dam on Yamuna may pose flood risk to city: Experts -Jayashree Nandi and Soumya Pillai

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published Published on Feb 22, 2021   modified Modified on Feb 23, 2021

-Hindustan Times

The move has reignited a three-decade old worry among environmentalists who have been flagging the project as a potential risk for the national capital.

The Chamoli flash floods of February 7 have brought the spotlight back on the first high dam on the Yamuna scheduled to come up at Lakhwar in Dehradun and Tehri in Uttarakhand after the Union environment ministry’s expert appraisal committee recommended the 300MW Lakhwar Multipurpose Project for environmental clearance in its December 2 meeting last year.

The move has reignited a three-decade old worry among environmentalists who have been flagging the project as a potential risk for the national capital.

River activists have warned that the project could push Delhi to water scarcity, depletion of groundwater levels and major flooding and loss in case of a disaster.

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Hindustan Times, 22 February, 2021, https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/delhi-news/first-high-dam-on-yamuna-may-pose-flood-risk-to-city-experts-101613948432803-amp.html


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