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China Plans Dams Across Tibet བོད་སྐད།


China is determined to dam Tibet's rivers and lakes despite concerns about the local environment and about the effect the projects will have on neighboring countries. Among others, Tibet is the source of the Yangtze, the Indus and the Brahmaputra rivers. Almost half of the world's population live in the irrigation basins of rivers that originate in Tibet. In the past, Tibetans have opposed many of the projects, in particular, the project to dam the holy Yamdrok Yumtso or Scorpion lake, which lies at 14,500 ft above sea level and is thought to contain the spirit of Tibet.

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