Europe’s last wild river – level 2

21-06-2022 07:00

The Vjosa River is 270 kilometers long, and it flows from Greece across Albania to the Adriatic Sea. No dams or power stations are on the river, and people often say that it is Europe’s last wild river.

Many companies introduced Alban authorities to their plans to build dams on the river, but European nature organizations were against them. In the end, Albanian authorities signed an agreement with a clothing company which promised to make a national park along the river.

People hope that the river will be protected, but companies still plan to build 45 power stations on the river and its tributaries. Nature organizations asked authorities to think of other ways to make electricity. One example is solar power stations.

Difficult words: dam (a wall across a river which makes electricity from the water’s movement), tributary (a river which joins into a larger river), solar (related to the sun).

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