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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

How does the construction of a dam disrupt the lives of river-dwelling organisms?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The reason that the construction of a dam disrupts the lives of river-dwelling organisms.

Introduction:

Human settlements depend on river water as it is a source of food, shelter, sanitation, agriculture, and transportation of goods. Dams cause hydrologic alterations to the normal water flow in the hydrologic cycles.

Explanation

Humans have constructed dams to prevent the floods, but it has changed the physical structure of water flow in rivers. There are many aquatic species that get disturbed by changes in the river flow. These changes cause the change in the physical structure of the river and the species that are dependent on it...

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