A Threat to Equador's Jondachi River

Dear friends,

The Jondachi River is threatened by the development of the 20-MW La Merced de Jondachi Hydro Project, which will essentially eliminate the world famous, Class V, Upper Jondachi section by diverting nearly all of the natural flow and leaving only 56 cfs (1.6 m3/s) in the river which is not sufficient to support recreational uses.

Please take a moment to fill out this short survey (Click the link below) to help us better define the relative importance, use and benefits of the Jondachi River in Ecuador:

Jondachi River Recreational Use Survey

The results of this survey will be used as supporting evidence in our legal strategy against the project.

Please pass this on to anyone you know who is interested in paddling in Ecuador.


Matt Terry
Executive Director
Ecuadorian Rivers Institute
PO Box 17-07-9762
Quito - Ecuador
TEL (593-6) 288-7438
CEL (593-99) 444-8277
FAX (593-6) 288-8888
USA/VOIP 970-626-6022
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