How did big dams affect ecology?
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Big dams have had a variety of impacts on ecology, from altering river habitats and blocking migratory routes to introducing non–native species. They can cause changes in water temperature and quality, reduce sediment flow and deplete riverine biodiversity.
In some cases, they contribute to the extinction of certain species. Overall, the impacts of big dams on ecology depend on their size, location, environmental context, and methods of operation.