Can damming a river change its weather patterns?



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    Damming a river would not change the weather in the surrounding area, because weather is mainly due to large topographical features like mountains, and the longitude and latitude of the location (which affects the moisture patterns, jet stream, cloud cover etc.). Damming a river would definitely make changes to the ecosystem. A different ecosystem would result in the dammed area, and a smaller stream down-stream would also change the ecosystem. Damming  a river change changed the lives of many animals, plants and people, all of which should be highly considered before construction starts. 

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