This map shows the Dam Environmental Vulnerability Index for various areas of the Amazon Basin. The DEVI incorporates multiple measures of the environment to show how vulnerable an area is to damage from dam-building. The most vulnerable area is the Madeira River watershed, shown in red (DEVI of 80-100), following by the areas colored salmon pink (DEVI of 60-80). The darker blue regions are the least vulnerable areas (DEVI of 0-20). The green dots show the location of dams that are existing and under construction. The yellow dots represent dams that are planned.
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