Ecological aspects of water impoundment in the tropics.

  title={Ecological aspects of water impoundment in the tropics.},
  author={Charles R. Goldman},
  journal={Revista de biologia tropical},
  volume={24 1 Suppl},
Recognition of the potentially harmful effects of water development in the tropics had led to increasing efforts to assess the environmental impact of such projects prior to construction. Decisions regarding the development or non-development of water resources must be based on sound investigation of both the long-and short-term effects of reservoir construction and operation. The environmental effects of water impoundment vary greatly with the characteristics of the region as well as the type… CONTINUE READING