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Report Dam Suriname River 3Vol.

by Myrelig on 03/26/2013

Voluminous report ‘Soil Research Dam Project-Suriname River’.  3 Volumes.

Published by Laboratorium voor Grondmechanica in Delft (Netherlands), 1954.

Scientific report that allowed the reservoir Brokopondo in Suriname.

Text in dutch and french.  Pages stencilled on one side. Hardlinen covers, illustrated with photos and  maps. Many fold-out pages.  Good. Very rare Surinam item.

The Brokopondo Reservoir, and also called the Brokopondostuwmeer, is a large reservoir in the South American country Suriname. With a surface area of approximately 1,500 km², depending on the current water level, it is one of the largest reservoirs in the world, flooding nearly one percent of the country.The reservoir was created  between 1961 and 1964. Contrary to the reservoir’s long official name, it was quickly rechristened Brokopondomeer by Dutch-speaking locals, after the town of Brokopondo a bit further downstream at which the dam was originally planned. The length of the dam, including secondary dams along the margins of the reservoir, is 12 km.

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