20,000 Cambodians suffer from Yali Falls Dam's construction

The Fisheries Office Ratanakiri Province, the Non-Timber Forest Products Project Ratanakiri Province
Monday, May 1, 2000

Approximately 20,000 people in 3,500 families in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia are found to have experienced serious ecological and socio-economic impacts as a result of the construction of Yali Falls Dam, concludes this report, prepared in 2000. Impacts identified include severe flooding, irregular water fluctuations, deteriorated water quality, and fish catch decline. At least 32 people have drowned because of the modified river conditions.

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