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Advances in Environmental Research
  Volume 7, Number 2, June 2018 , pages 121-138

Effects of multiple dam projects on river ecology and climate change: Çoruh River Basin, Turkey
Egemen Aras

    Depending on the increased energy needs, a large number of dams have been built around the world. These dams have significant impacts on river ecology and climate change. When the climate change scenarios are examined, it is stated that the annual average temperature in Turkey will increase by 2.5-4 degrees in the future years, the south of the country will be opposed to the severe drought threat, and the northern regions will have a flood risk. In particular, it can be predicted that many dams and dam lakes built in the North of Turkey may increase the impact of climate change. In this study, the effects of the dams constructed in Çoruh basin on climate change are examined. Environmental and ecological problems of dam reservoirs have been examined. As a result of the data received from meteorological stations, it was determined that temperature and rainfall changes in the region. In this direction, solution proposal is presented.
Key Words
    Coruh Valley; climate change; ecology; environmental; multiple dam
Egemen Aras: Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Technology, Karadeniz Technical University, 61830 Trabzon, Turkey

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