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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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BG | Volume 16, issue 8
Biogeosciences, 16, 1657–1671, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-1657-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 16, 1657–1671, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-1657-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Reviews and syntheses 23 Apr 2019

Reviews and syntheses | 23 Apr 2019

Reviews and syntheses: Dams, water quality and tropical reservoir stratification

Robert Scott Winton et al.
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Mar 2019) by Tom J. Battin
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ED: Publish as is (03 Apr 2019) by Tom J. Battin
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A global boom in dam construction throughout the world’s tropics motivated us to review and synthesize information on the water quality impacts of dams with a focus on low-latitude contexts and scope for mitigation. Sediment trapping and reservoir stratification are key process driving chemical and ecological impacts on tropical rivers. We analyze the 54 most-voluminous low-latitude reservoirs and find that stratification seems to be a ubiquitous phenomenon.
A global boom in dam construction throughout the world’s tropics motivated us to review and...
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