Damming Chile's Rio Baker

Chile's Rio Baker runs just south of the confluence with the Rio Nef.

Falls mark the confluence of the Rio Baker and the Rio Nef.

Damming the Rio Baker
(Michael Hanson)


Dams are proposed for both rivers.

Damming the Rio Baker
(Michael Hanson)


A man lives alone on his estancia along the Carretera Austral. The proposed power lines would cut through his land.

Damming the Rio Baker
(Michael Hanson)


Senen Rivera fears the dams will change life here, bringing more people and more construction.

Damming the Rio Baker
(Michael Hanson)


Lago General Carrera, north of Rio Baker, between Coyhaique and Cochrane.

Damming the Rio Baker
(Michael Hanson)


Haystacks sit in an open field near Coyhaique, Chile

Damming the Rio Baker
(Michael Hanson)


The river bends.

Damming the Rio Baker
(Michael Hanson)


A local man uses his animals to move large logs.

Damming the Rio Baker
(Michael Hanson)


A man lives alone in an estancia near the confluence of a small tributary and the Rio Baker.

Damming the Rio Baker
(Michael Hanson)


The Rio Baker just south of the confluence with the Rio Nef.

Damming the Rio Baker
(Michael Hanson)


The Rio Baker rushes past a small dock at dusk. World famous trout lurk beneath the turquoise waters, attracting anglers from around the world. Tourism is a major business on the Rio Baker.

Damming the Rio Baker
(Michael Hanson)

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