NICOLE VAN STRAATUM

Suriname Journal

Brokopondo, N

Yesterday, I was able to visit historical Brokopondo Reservoir - the only Lake in all of Suriname. The reservoir's increasing high rising levels ended up drowning villages and the people of the land had to relocated. To reduce cost, there are still trees with roots in the ground that can be submerged under the body of water.  Brokopondo Watra Wood International N.V. was created in regards to the exploitation of the unique 58 species of wood living in this lake - furthermore, the company works as an export retrieving the logs.