Influence of Dams on River Ecosystem and Its Countermeasures
Qicai Lin
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Dam construction is an important engineering measure in dealing with the relationship between water and human being. However, with dam construction, some disadvantages to the river basin may be caused, including flow flux of downstream changed, flooded area reduced, river species and other organisms changed and substance sedimentation. Furthermore, it brings some diseases to human being and human residential areas reduced too. Based on the basic principles of ecohydralic engineering, some countermeasures to minimize the negative effects on rivers were put forward. They are reservoir ecological regulation, ecohydraulic engineering construction and comprehensive water pollution treatment.

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Q. Lin, "Influence of Dams on River Ecosystem and Its Countermeasures," Journal of Water Resource and Protection, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2011, pp. 60-66. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2011.31007.

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