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“A Massive Dam Plus Bit of Propaganda”
Review of Lake Itaipu

Lake Itaipu
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Owner description: This huge artificial lake, which resulted from the construction of the Itaipu Dam, provides a lovely setting for relaxing or fishing.
Reviewed 13 May 2014

It's easy to see why the Brazilians are so proud of this dam. It's a huge feat of engineering. But the scale of the project makes you question what happened to all the people who must have lived in the area when they flooded such a huge area to create the dam. It's great though that 100% of Paraguay's electicity and 75% of Brazil's, is produce in a carbon free way. Huge contribution to reducing Brazil's contribution to climate change.

Thank tartecerise
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Beautiful place, it is really incredible. So nice places. You have everything there: clean bathrooms, great (and cheap) food, a cinema. Guided tours are in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Very good attention. So easy to access.

Thank AgustinTA
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

One of the largest man-made lakes in the world, the Itaipu lake impresses one at first sight. Take a boat tour and you will not regret.

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Reviewed 22 August 2013

I know the itaipu company have done a lot of good with the profits from thedam. I appreciate all the facts about how much forest has been preserved, however it would have been nice to get balanced information. I also wanted to know how many towns were flooded, whether there were any casualties when the resevoir filled quicker due to stroms and flooding etc.what happened to people who didn't want to move, how many animals were captured and translocated, how many died, whether the dam has now paid for itself (it cost £25billion or similar). My questions were ignored. The tour cost over a tenner and it lasted less than an hour. It is free in paraguay.

Thank planetwanderer
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

The Brazilian side gives much better tours than the Paraguayan side.. Impressive! Good way to spend an afternoon!

Thank Bidanda
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