DECISION OF THE WATER COURT
The Water court of the Northern Finland gave 29.2.2000 permission to dam the upper part of the Kemi river and construct a 240 km2 big so called Vuotos reservoir.
One out of the four members of the court
opposed the project.
At this stage, the Water court gave only a very restrected permission for deforestation to the power company Kemijoki to ensure that the ecological values would not be destroyed while the legal process moves on to higher courts.