Hydropower dams of the Mekong River basin: A review of their hydrological impacts

Hydropower production is altering the Mekong River basin’s riverine ecosystems, which contain the world’s largest inland fishery and provide food security and livelihoods to millions of people. This paper aims to synthesize and critically review existing knowledge regarding observed and projected hydrological alterations caused by hydropower dams on both the Mekong mainstream and tributaries. 

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