In May 2009, it was reported that six Tibetan women were wounded by gunshots after Chinese security forces opened fire at protestors venting their opposition to a hydroelectric dam near Tawu County in Karze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of China’s Sichuan Province. There were no reports after this incident. The Tibetan Plateau Blog provided some information about the region and made an astute speculation that the dam must be Lianghekou. We also provided additional, updated map of hydropower development in the region.
One of the readers of this blog, James, who has travelled to the dam sites, wants to contribute new information about the dam and the protest. He sent us three photographs with captions (see below) that he will use to share information. Please look for James' comments (below) on this post.
View of the Chaba valley about 25 kilometers upriver from the dam. This place will be under water soon.
A view of Lianghekou. On the left side the Yalong river goes up to Nyarong (Xinlong) and on the top right side the Chaba valley leads up to Tawu (Daofu).
Map of the dam