Laos ignores neighbors and pushes forward with Xayaburi Dam

Government Unilaterally Claims Regional Consultation Process Complete

Laos appears to have defied its neighbors in a move to resume preparations for the proposed Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong Mainstream, despite concerns raised by neighboring governments and regional civil society groups.

The end of the Colorado

This is where The Colorado River ends. The Morelos Dam, on the border between Arizona and Mexico diverts all of the 1,5 million acre feet of river water that Mexico receives annually, into an irrigation canal to feed agriculture, industry and cities like Mexicali, Tecate and Tijuana. The little pool of water that seeps through the dam, disappears into the ground, not far after the dam. The rest of he riverbed, until its mouth in the Sea of Cortez, has turned to dust.