China's Nu River Fact Sheet

Friday, October 31, 2014

Known as the Salween River in Burma and Thailand, the Nu River stretches over 3,200 kilometers from its origins on the Tibetan Plateau to its delta at the Andaman Sea in Burma. It is the second longest river in Southeast Asia and is one of only two undammed
rivers in China. Yet the Chinese government has plans to build up to 13 dams on one of China's last free-flowing rivers. This fact sheet outlines the potential impacts of the dams, alternatives to the dams for meeting China's energy needs and what you can do about it.