Lukovo Pole, an area in the Mavrovo National Park, the location called “Manipulation” – this is the site of the new dam and new pipelines. As you can see from the photos, the current pipeline already gathers the entire water from Radika river and takes it into Mavrovo Lake. And, currently, the water level is relatively high!
Why do we need new dams and new pipelines? Is the idea of the new project not to allow the surplus of the water to go through the Radika river bed, but to redirect them also to the Mavrovo hidroplants, and leave the river to die off, turning it into a sewage collector for the downstream villages. Without the water surpluses which flow over the “manipulation” during the rainy seasons, the springs in Rech and many others downstream will cease producing water and that would be the begining of the end for the whole region.
Lukovo Pole has already taken its toll with the lives of the construction workers who built the Mavrovo hydro-system about sixty years ago. We should not allow new harm to come to the whole region.