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Dam Impacts

Source: Teach Engineering

Description: While the creation of a dam provides many benefits, it can have negative impacts on local ecosystems. Using the associated activity students learn about the major environmental impacts of dams and the engineering solutions used to address them.

Topics explored: Dam engineering; agriculture; environmental considerations; hydrology

Education Level

• Other Resources

Resource Type

• Curricula, Pacing Guides, Lesson Plans


• Biology

• Env Science


• Fisheries

• Environmental Considerations