IN BRAZIL, MANY SMALLER DAMS DISRUPT FISH MORE THAN LARGE HYDROPOWER PROJECTS

The advancement of small hydropower dams is far-flung throughout Brazil and some other places of the world, exceedingly overshadowing large hydropower projects. The increase in numbers of these smaller dams is a response to growing energy and security needs. Their increase, however, imposing a threat on many of the remaining free-flowing rivers and biodiverse tropical regions of the world, thereby obstructing the migrations of freshwater fishes, on which millions of peoples’ livelihoods depend.

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https://www.washington.edu/news/2021/01/27/in-brazil-many-smaller-dams-disrupt-fish-more-than-large-hydropower-projects/

Source: University of Washington

School of aquatic and fishery sciences

Image credit: Victor baptista

Retrieved: 9/02/2021

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