Simulación de embalses para la generación de energía eléctrica en la sub cuenca del río Telire, Reserva Indígena Cabécar Telire, Limón, Costa Rica
Solano-Bonilla, María José
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A study is proposed to evaluate morphological and water balance variables, to locate different heights and options for flood scenarios in the sub basin Telire River and to determine the coverage of the impacted area in order to recommend corrective measures for the affected forest resource in the Cabecar Telire Indian Reservation. Hydrological equations, precipitation and temperature data provided by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) and the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) were analyzed using the Arcgis 10.2 (ESRI, 2013) software program and digital atlas of 2008 and 2014 (Ortiz, 2008; Ortiz, 2014). The results show a moderately undulating topography and a low water supply that could affect the flow of the main channel of the river. However, since there isn’t a water balance deficit, this would benefit the operation of a possible flood scenario in the sub basin Telire River. Different scenarios show that the most affected area will be the forest coverage, especially the mature forest. Site B, with 30 m of height, is the one with higher water storage capacity while site C shows the higher water flow. Therefore, the design of prevention, mitigation, restoration and compensation measures under the standard of compensation for loss of biodiversity of the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) is proposed.
Proyecto de Graduación (Licenciatura en Ingeniería Forestal). Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica. Escuela de Ingeniería Forestal, 2015.