Problem

Threatened reservoir habitats

Other Names:
Endangered wetlands of man-made impoundments and dams
Threatened barrage environments
Nature:
Many reservoirs are aging rapidly. They are filling with sediment, their shorelines are eroding, and their water is becoming muddy. Many reservoirs are drastically reduced in summer because of irrigation demands. This results in the degradation of populations of fish species that live near shore.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
16.02.2000 – 00:00 CET