I wonder how hydroelectric power plants affect us animals
so dams can affect migrating fish because when they travel back upstream the dam is blocking them and it can also change the temperature and flow of the river.
Most hydroelectric power plants have dams or reservoirs. But these structures affect fish migration and it also may affect the fish population.
And operating these plants also changes the temperature and flow of the water which may harm native plants and animals
1 animal is the sturgeon and since dams divide rivers which creates upstream and downstream territory but fish that migrate like the sturgeon need the whole river. So dams block their ability to travel back upstream/downstream. These fish also depend on "temperature triggers and shallow areas for reproduction" and dams change the temperature and flow of a river. this causes Sturgeon to develope fish larval
anyways, what are some species impacted by dams
Yes! they actually are. "Poorly planned dams often reduce dolphins’ food supply, change water quality and destroy habitats." The dynamite and noise from a dam can affect river dolphins
Hey! isn't the Irrawaddy Dolphin also impacted by this