Heading Off Negative Impacts of Dam Projects


“It’s a very unnatural stream flow that has many negative impacts to the ecosystem,” said N. LeRoy Poff, professor of biology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins and a co-author of the Nature Climate Change paper. One remedy is “a second dam downstream that re-regulates the river flows out of the dam, mimicking on the downstream side the flow of water that’s coming in on the upstream side.”