Barra do Peixe Dam Profile
Basins: Araguaia - Tocantins
Capacity: 450 MW
Flooded Area: 1,030 Km2
Cost: US$ 1.1 billion
Operational Status: Planned
Companies Involved: Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S/A (Eletrobrás)
One of the planned hydropower projects in the Araguaia River. Others are Couto Magalhães (150 MW), Isabel (1080 MW) and Torixoréu (408 MW).
Eletrobrás is a state company which has, among its main shareholders, the Federal Government and the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES).
* Indigenous population affected:
- Xavante (Areões, São Marcos, Pimentel Barbosa and Sangradouro / Volta Grande Indigenous Lands).
- Boróro (Merure and Sangradouro / Big Bend Indigenous Lands).
* social and environmental studies indicated the possibility that the dam would affect over 1000 indigenous people, according to Brazil's National Indigenous Peoples Foundation (FUNAI)