History of Brokopondo
The Brokopondo dam and reservoir was built between 1961 and 1964. The dam was constructed in order to provide electricity for a bauxite processing plant. About 75% of the dam's electricity was used to power refining operations and the remaining portion was used to power Suriname's capital city, Paramaribo.
Reclaiming timber from the RESERVOIR
As a cost reducing measure, the trees of the area were not cut before flooding the reservoir. Today DMG Hardwoods is cooperating in the salvage effort to reclaim the sunken forest.