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Makassar dam threatened by sediment, experts say

  • Andi Hajramurni

    The Jakarta Post

Makassar | Fri, May 21 2010 | 12:43 pm

PREMIUM Sedimentation at the Bili-Bili dam in Gowa regency, South Sulawesi, may halve the dam's lifespan and cut its capacity to prevent future floods in Makassar, an official says. The current sedimentation level has exceeded 70 million cubic meters, much higher than the dam's maximum capacity of 29 million cubic meters, said Muhammad Yunus, the head of the dam's management. If nothing is done,...