Holt Power Plant

River Ţjórsá

- Holt Power Plant

Landsvirkjun has proposed the construction of a 57 MW power plant at Holt in the river Ţjórsá. The proposal entails the creation of a 5 km˛ reservoir and would mean the partial submersion of the island Árnes (which Árnessýsla county is named after). An 8-9 km stretch of the Ţjórsá riverbed would be left partially or totally dry, which would create a risk of erosion and, as a result thereof, dust pollution and sandstorms. In addition, the reservoir would affect the fields and pastures of neighboring farms.

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