The effects of Dams on Wildlife
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Rivers No More: The Environmental Effects of Large Dams

Rivers No More: The Environmental Effects of Large Dams | The effects of Dams on Wildlife | Scoop.it

All across the world dams are popping up in rivers, river streams, and creeks. While a dam might be beneficial to the community or industries it is detrimental to the wildlife living there. When a dam is built, the environmental disruptions tend to effect the water way it is placed in.

 

The dam limits species from being able to travel up and down stream; This has a harsh effect on the ecosystem. Species rely on certain areas of the stream to nest, eat, and interact. If the building of dams is not regulated, it will have a negative effect on the wildlife living in water ways around the world.

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Environmental Impacts of Dams

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Although many people might think that building a dam is relatively easy, it is not according to many skilled engineers. It is even harder to prove their impact on the environment because there isn't a lot of evidence to support enviornmentalist's theory that Dams are the cause for everyone's misery that lives near a river. The build of a dam is also unique in that a specific climate and specific location determines the type of dam that is built. The problem with that is the effects of dams won't be known until hundreds of years later.

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Human Impacts of Dams

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The impact of dams has affected over 40-80 million people around the globe including tribes and peasent communities. The effects of dams has included economic, cultural, and psychological effects. Some examples includes losing land to canals and and irragation streams. Others have lost food and valuble resources due to the effects of dams. In response to this people have started to focus on the extermination of dams.


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