China Blocks Tributary of Brahmaputra in Tibet to Build Dam

China Blocks Tributary of Brahmaputra in Tibet to Build DamChina has blocked a tributary of the Brahmaputra as part of a major hydro-electric project, whose construction began in 2014.

The state-run Xinhua news agency is reporting that the blockage of a tributary of the Yarlung Zangbo river is part of China’s “most expensive” hydro project.

The Brahmaputra in its upper reaches is called Yarlung Zangbo, after it originates from the Angsi glacier in western Tibet, southeast of Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake.China Blocks Tributary of Brahmaputra in Tibet to Build Dam

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