Stream Regulation in Sweden with some Examples from Central Europe

  • Jan Henricson
  • Karl Müller


In Sweden about 60% (54 TWh) of the economically feasible water power has already been developed. For Europe (excluding the Soviet Union) the figure is 55%, and for the whole world, some 15%. Only Norway (64%) shows a higher degree of water-power utilization than Sweden. The construction of dams has caused a range of environmental effects in regions with differing climate and geology. Compared to other regions of the world, the environmental effects in Sweden are rather moderate. The Swedish rivers are comparatively small, as are the water-power projects, compared to those in the Soviet Union, Africa, and North America.


Brown Trout Light Trap Stream Regulation Bottom Fauna Regulation Percent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Henricson
    • 1
  • Karl Müller
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Animal EcologyUniversity of UmeåUmeåSweden

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