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Japan to compensate for dam water release into prefectural rivers

The land ministry will certainly develop a system of making up for losses coming from water release from dams in rivers handled by prefectural federal governments as a pre-emptive step to decrease damages from downpours, resources have actually stated.

The strategy, comparable to an existing one for water systems handled by the main federal government, is focused on preventing flooding damages activated by progressively extreme rainfalls, the resources stated.

There are some 2,700 Class B rivers, or water systems handled by prefectures, around the nation. Dams have actually been created in around 350 of such rivers.

Most of the rivers have a smaller sized container location than country wide handled Class A rivers, however current downpours have actually created a few of them to overflow and also flooding houses.

The brand-new system is planned for supposed water use dams, which are developed for functions apart from flooding control. Such dams are made use of for power generation or for funneling water from rivers for commercial, farming or faucet usage.

If water use dams release water in advance of downpours, the quantity of created power or water supply for human usage will certainly be reduced till the dams’ water degree increases back after the downpours. This danger has actually triggered the ministry to develop a system to compensate for losses on the side of power energies and also others influenced by the pre-emptive water release.

The payment is anticipated to be paid for by the main and also prefectural federal governments, and also the ministry strategies to negotiate the information in the future, the resources stated.

The main federal government made a decision last December to indicator arrangements with the drivers of water use dams and also associated events to permit for the release of water prior to extreme rainfalls.

A settlement system for decreases in power generation and also water supply was presented by the ministry for dams in Class A rivers in April, and also arrangements with all 99 water systems in the group with dams were authorized by June.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga stated that comparable actions will certainly be embraced for Class B rivers, throughout a see to the Sudagai dam in the community of Minakami in Gunma Prefecture, eastern Japan, on Aug. 12.


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