The damage from the flooding of the northern territories of Irkutsk region, located within the range of the reservoir Boguchanskaya HPP could reach 17 billion rubles, according to the materials of the Irkutsk Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the evaluator.
We are talking about the sinking of 29,000 hectares of land, which mostly fall forest.
The assessment was presented before the Legislative Assembly of the Irkutsk region, which in anticipation of the next session, review the draft law "On Amendments to the Law of the Irkutsk Region" On Some Measures for the preparation of the Irkutsk region in flooding. "
Currently, compensation for damages caused by the Irkutsk region BoHPP project is not envisaged.
Filling the reservoir BoHPP will take place in two stages: at 185 meters — in November 2012, at around 208 meters — from March to November 2013. When hydroelectric project in the flood zone will get 149.5 thousand hectares of land in the Krasnoyarsk and Irkutsk region. The region will go under water, agricultural land, forests, towns and Nevon Keul.
BoHPP construction began in 1980, and then, after a stop in the early 1990s, reopened in 2006, JSC "RusHydro" and OK "Rusal" after agreement on a joint project to create Boguchansk Energy and Metals Association (BEMO).