Table 2. Projected hydroelectric capacity and number of people that would need resettlement for four proposed hydroelectric dams on the Nu River, China, relative to established dams throughout China.


Percentile (relative to dams across China) Dam site
33rd 66th 99th Maji Lumadeng Yabiluo Lushui
Installed capacity (MW)† 1 6 1400 4200 2000 1800 2400
Resettlement (number of people)‡ 200 896 274,237 19,830 6092 3892 6190
†World Register of Dams online database: http://www.icold-cigb.org/GB/World_register/world_register.asp.
†He et al. (2007), Magee and McDonald (2009).