Impacts of the Three Gorges-Gezhouba reservoir cascade on the stream temperature regime of the Yangtze River

Authored by Meixiu Yu, Published in 2011

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Title Impacts of the Three Gorges-Gezhouba reservoir cascade on the stream temperature regime of the Yangtze River
Author MEIXIU YU and GUOBIN LU and QIONGFANG LI and XIANGLIN ZOU
Journal IAHS-AISH publication
Year 2011
Volume 350
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Pages 74-81
Abstract The Yangtze River (Changjiang) is the third largest river in the world, and the alterations in its hydrological regime have global-scale impacts. However, with population increase and economic growth, the stream temperature regime of the Yangtze River has been altered to some extent by human activities, particularly dam construction. The alteration in the stream temperature regime of the Yangtze River will unavoidably influence its biological processes. To assess dam-induced alterations in the stream temperature regime of the Yangtze River quantitatively, the Gezhouba reservoir and the Three Gorges reservoir have been selected as case study sites. On the basis of stream temperature time series, the changes of annual, seasonal, monthly, and daily stream temperature regimes in different sub-periods were investigated and the driving forces were explored. The output of the paper could provide …
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