The Three Gorges Dam : an ecological perspective

  title={The Three Gorges Dam : an ecological perspective},
  author={Jianguo Wu and Jianhui Huang and Xingguo Han and Xianming Gao and Fangliang He and Mingxi Jiang and Zhigang Jiang and Richard B. Primack and Zehao Shen},
development throughout the world for thousands of years, providing water, controlling floods, irrigating crops, facilitating navigation, creating recreational opportunities, and generating motive power and electricity. By the end of the 20th century, about 45 000 large dams (>15 m in height) and an estimated 800 000 small dams had been built worldwide (WCD 2000), obstructing over 65% of fresh water flow to the oceans (McCully 1996; Nilsson and Berggren 2000). With more than 22 000 large dams… CONTINUE READING


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