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Damming the rivers of the Amazon basin

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More than a hundred hydropower dams have already been built in the Amazon basin and numerous proposals for further dam constructions are under consideration. The accumulated negative environmental effects of existing dams and proposed dams, if constructed, will trigger massive hydrophysical and biotic disturbances that will affect the Amazon basin’s floodplains, estuary and sediment plume. We introduce a Dam Environmental Vulnerability Index to quantify the current and potential impacts of da...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1038/nature22333

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Latrubesse, EM More by this author
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LLILAS-Mellon More from this funder
Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development-CNPq More from this funder
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Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Journal website
Volume:
546
Issue:
7658
Pages:
363-369
Publication date:
2017-06-15
Acceptance date:
2017-03-30
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
Pubs id:
pubs:701142
URN:
uri:12edd609-9414-482e-86c1-0c2595292623
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uuid:12edd609-9414-482e-86c1-0c2595292623
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