Serra da Mesa Dam Profile
Basins: Araguaia - Tocantins
Capacity: 1,275 MW
Flooded Area: 1,784 Km2
Affected People (official): 6,800
Cost: US$ 2.6 billion
Operational Status: In Operation
Operational Since: 1998
Companies Involved: Furnas Centrais Elétricas S/A
Furnas is a federal state subsidiary of the holding Eletrobrás.
3000 families (Brazilian Movement of Dam Affected People - MAB).
Indigenous people affected:
Avá-Canoeiro (Indigenous Land Avá-Canoeiro).
- Indigenous Land Avá-Canoeiro: risk of ethnic survival
- Effects of the of the construction of Serra da Mesa dam reservoirs for bird species
MAB fights for new compensations in the North of Brazil