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Itaparica

General Information

Description The Itaparica Reservoir was filled in 1988 to address a regional power deficit. 49,500 people were involuntarily resettled. According to the World Bank's evaluation of the Bank-funded resettlement program, the costs of the program were extraordinary and it served "as a model only of what not to do".
Country Brazil
Latitude -10° 0' 0" (-10.0000)
Longitude -42° 15' 0" (-42.2500)
State

Physical Characteristics

Description
Surface Area 8,779.00 km2
Origin Human Made
Type Fresh
Permanent
Reservoir

Socio-Political

Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

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Biodiversity Conservation

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Species of Concern

Documents

Resources

Brazilian National Resources Policy: Law No. 9433, Jan. 1997.
Recent Experience with Involuntary Resettlement

Additional Data Sources

Birkett, C., and I. Mason. 1995. A new global lakes database for remote sensing programme studying climatically sensitive large lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 21 (3) 307-318.

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