'Threatened' by Dams

WHS where there are/have been plans to build a Dam regarded by UNESCO/IUCM/ICOMOS as potentially damaging to the OUV of the site (irrespective of whether the site of the Dam is inside the Inscribed/Buffer zones or not). Dams completed or cancelled before inscription e.g Nubian Monuments and Coa Valley are excluded.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Alto Douro Foz Tua Hydro-Electric Dam project
Ashur Makhool Dam (now cancelled)
Dja Faunal Reserve Mekin Dam
Dong Phayayen
Durmitor National Park
Greater Blue Mountains proposal to raise the wall of the Warragamba dam
Kaziranga National Park cumulative impact of dams on the Brahmaputra river basin, including the Lower Subansiri Dam and the Lower Siang Dam
Lake Baikal three existing, one constructed and two proposed large dams in the Lake Baikal-Angara River threaten the Site's hydrological regime
Lake Turkana (Gibe III Dam under construction on the Omo River in Ethiopia, which flows into the Site)
Los Glaciares
Lower Valley of the Omo Gibe III Dam under construction on the Omo River
Luang Prabang Luang Prabang hydropower project (LPHPP), situated 25 km upstream from the property. It is classified as an Extreme Risk Dam
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Kurichhu Dam on Manas River and Mangdecchu Dam on Mangde Chhu River, a tributary of the Manas, in Bhutan will affect the Site
Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers three proposed dams on the Rishi Ganga river catchment within the Site
Niokolo-Koba National Park Sambangalou Dam
Pasargadae By the Sivand Dam
Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve three dams on the Patuca River, which flows into the Site
Selous Game Reserve proposed dam on the Rufiji River at Stiegler's Gorge within the Site
St. Petersburg St. Petersburg (Northern Forts of Kronstadt) by the Saint Petersburg Dam Project.
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves
Tasmanian Wilderness
The Sundarbans sediment flow changes due to existing dams have stunted the growth of the Sundarbans
Three parallel rivers of Yunnan
Victoria Falls proposed dam below the Falls at Batoka Gorge
Wood Buffalo National Park Site C hydrodam
Wudang Mountains Located on the edge of the Danjiangkou reservoir in the Wudang Mountains in Hubei province, the Yuzhen Palace would be submerged once the dam's height is increased


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  2. Link at least 3 different sites
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