The proposed reservoir would serve as a catchment area and provide an adequate supply of water during the dry season months.
Delgadao5, earlier this year, had written to the media a document entitled “What the public should know about the Amaila project.”
According to Vieira, “Other studies inform us that this catchment is too small given the expected output of Amaila, and its functioning would be seriously compromised after a routine period of only 26 days if no rainfall…Why is it that the public is only now awakening to these facts through the excellent coverage of the matter with that one photograph?”
He tells us this: The Rivers, Kuribrong and Amaila, continue beyond the hydro site to about fifty miles until they reach the foot of the Ayanganna Mountain where they were born.
The reservoirs would contain 30 days of reserved water and if there is no rain in the catchment area for a little over one month, electricity could be produced for about 26 days on reserved water.
According to Vieira, “This makes the observations of our not so honourable Minister Benn, nonsense, when he says that when there is a catchment, this situation of no water would not be a cause for concern.”
The Guri Hydro Dam, in Venezuela is the third largest in the world, producing 10,500MW and was constructed with just about double the size of civil works to be done at Amaila.
“Delgado5 is saying that we will be constructing a dam which entails civil engineering works which will be nearly 50 per cent of what the Guri dam took to construct, but will only produce less than one percent of the power Guri does.”