On the ecology of rivers: insects and plants

Dramatic interventions are taking place in the river system that provides Bardiya National Park with water. A new water intake is being built in the Karnali River on the western border of the park. Soon large quantities of water will be withdrawn from this river for the irrigation of the area immediately west of the park. Recently, the Bheri-Babai Multipurpose Diversion Project (BBMDP) has started to generate hydro power and to provide more irrigation water to the area south of the park. At the northern border of the park a tunnel is being drilled through which water from the Bheri River will be transported to the Babai River. ( See: https://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-07-14/bheri-babai-tunnel-halfway-through.html and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3HO5iQZBMU ).

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