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Local economic costs of the proposed Isiolo dam: A scoping study

CSF conducted a desk-based study of potential local costs associated with the construction of the proposed Isiolo Dam in the Ewaso Ng’iro River in Kenya.

The dam has been identified by Kenya’s National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation as necessary to improve local livelihood by providing water for domestic and livestock use, small irrigation activities, and in the future, for tourists in the proposed Isiolo Resort City.

However, there has also been opposition to the proposed construction, based on concerns that the dam could expose herders downstream to drought, negatively affect endangered wildlife, and put the local wildlife-tourism based economy at risk.

Local economic costs of the proposed Isiolo dam: A scoping study

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Kenya
Hydroelectric complex
Completed
107 hectares
Name of development company or institution: 
MMM
Number of hectares affected in Ecosystem 1: 
88 hectares
Number of hectares affected in Ecosystem 2: 
99 hectares
Number of hectares affected in Ecosystem 3: 
99 hectares
Number of hectares affected in other ecosystems: 
99 hectares
Total number of hectares affected: 
107 hectares
location country: 
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