Do damming rivers effect the world?

By: Jackson Dahnke

Pros

  • Hydroelectric plants make more power for the city the dam is in
  • People that make dams get paid by the government to build the dams
  • Provides people that don't have jobs, jobs
  • We are building dams with non-aging infrastructure
  • Good for crop irrigation

Cons

  • Increased power bill if using a hydroelectric plant
  • People throw trash in rivers which pollutes the area with the dam
  • Trash and ect. gets stuck on the dam wall
  • The dams are getting dirtier every year which it costs a lot of money to clean the water
  • If people throw away trash into the rivers then our clean water supply is becoming less and less each year
  • There is so much trash in the natural ecosystem that a ton of fish are dying every year
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In real life dam situations

  • "Operation Noah" a push to try and relocate over 220 animals to a cleaner and safer land
  • Owen falls dam made so much power it was extreme
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Environmental Issues

Def:Something or someone that hurts or harms the environment a lot, or a little bit.

Fun Facts ☺

Fun Facts #1-4

  • Around 1980 people threw so much trash in the Colorado river and it messed up the original flow
  • Quaker neck dam was the first big dam to come down
  • Some dams around the world are backing up water and making the water get dirtier every year
  • Water efficency can go a long way for building and producing energy for dams

I think that damming riverS effects the ecosystem because

  • People don't know where there trash goes
  • Fish are dying because of dams
  • Water is getting dirtier
  • We are losing a good source of food and water

Bibliography

Works Cited

Fahrenthold, David A. "Global Warming Threatens Biodiversity." Biodiversity. Ed. Louise Gerdes. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010. At Issue. Rpt. from "Climate Change Brings Risk of More Extinctions." Washington Post 17 Sept. 2007. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 8 Dec. 2015

Kemp, Roger L. "America's Aging Infrastructure Is Deteriorating." How Safe Is Americas Infrastructure?Ed. Louise Gerdes. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2009. At Issue. Rpt. from "America's Deteriorating Infrastructure: Are We on the Road to Ruin?" National Civic Review (Summer 2006). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.

Robbins, Elaine. "Damming Rivers Threatens Freshwater Biodiversity." Biodiversity. Ed. William Dudley. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2002. Current Controversies. Rpt. from "Damning Dams: Is One of the Greatest Engineering Marvels of the Industrial Age Becoming Obsolete?" E/The Environmental Magazine (1999). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.

Shaw, Gaylord. "America's Dams Are Unsafe." How Safe Is Americas Infrastructure? Ed. Louise Gerdes. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2009. At Issue. Rpt. from "The Enormous U.S. Dam Problem No One Is Talking About." Christian Science Monitor (3 Jan. 2006): 9. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.

Wilson, Edward O. "Loss of Biodiversity Is a Global Crisis." Biodiversity. Ed. William Dudley. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2002. Current Controversies. Rpt. from "Vanishing Before Our Eyes." Time(2000). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 9 Dec. 2015.

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