Seems some thinking folks in positions of power in Iceland are waking up to the fact that no longer can nature take second place to industry. A scheme to divert water from one of Iceland´s most beautiful waterfall, Dynjandi, has been rejected by authorities.
The idea was to dam part of the river feeding Dynjandi waterfall which is the largest waterfall in the Westfjord area of Iceland. It would really have meant the fall would have been a half-breed to what it is normally depending on the needs of the local electricity company.
Now planning authorities at Isafjordur town have thrown water on these plans so to speak. No water will be diverted away from this magnificent waterfall or should ever be diverted. Dynjandi is not only a well known tourist attraction but also a symbol for the area.
This is not the end of the story. Now, the town council will decide and give a final verdict but they seldom go against their own planning commission. Let us hope they will concur.