Reacting to recent media reports that China is planning to construct a dam across the Brahmaputra and divert 200 billion cubic meters of water into the Yellow River, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi notified Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on its
Such a large diversion of water, the entire North East and South East Asian nations will be greatly affected besides creating serious impact in a seismological region. The Brahmaputra-Meghna River systems supply 1/3rd of total surface water to Assam and such a large-scale diversion will seriously impact people in that region.
Apart from the shortage of water, the lack of fresh water will cause the Bay of Bengal to come in further into Bangladesh . The immediate effect of this proposal will be the thousands of fresh-water creatures that thrive on the Brahmaputra including the endangered River Dolphins and the tigers in the Sundarbans.
China has a disastrous water management and environmental record with most of its dams failing and the uncontrolled release toxins into water systems.