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The Ecology of Regulated Streams: Past Accomplishments and Directions for Future Research

  • James V. Ward
  • Jack A. Stanford

Abstract

The control of stream discharge by man made dams has been practiced for millennia (Smith 1971), yet recognition of the often dramatic ecological changes in downstream lotic reaches has been slow. Until quite recently most research focused on the lentic water body behind the dam, despite the fact that virtually all of the world’s river systems are regulated by dams. Reviews dealing with ecological effects of impoundment, although otherwise comprehensive, often give only cursory and general consideration to the receiving stream environment (Ridley & Steel 1975; Baxter 1977).

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Flood Peak Channel Morphology Stream Regulation Coarse Particulate Organic Matter Fine Particulate Organic Matter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James V. Ward
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jack A. Stanford
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.Flathead Lake Biological StationUniversity of MontanaBigforkUSA

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