Climate change and river ecosystems: protection and adaptation options.

  title={Climate change and river ecosystems: protection and adaptation options.},
  author={Margaret A Palmer and Dennis P. Lettenmaier and N. LeRoy Poff and Sandra L Postel and Brian D. Richter and Richard Warner},
  journal={Environmental management},
  volume={44 6},
Rivers provide a special suite of goods and services valued highly by the public that are inextricably linked to their flow dynamics and the interaction of flow with the landscape. Yet most rivers are within watersheds that are stressed to some extent by human activities including development, dams, or extractive uses. Climate change will add to and magnify risks that are already present through its potential to alter rainfall, temperature, runoff patterns, and to disrupt biological communities… CONTINUE READING
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