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Large Hydropower Dams: Kenya, 2006

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Description:
This polygon shapefile shows the locations of large hydropower dams in Kenya. Dams were located based on existing data from the Geological Survey of Kenya (1971) and KenGen (2006). Hydropower dams, although contributing significantly to economic development and human well-being, can have negative impacts on populations and ecosystems as well. Dams can affect downstream water supply, displace people, ruin aesthetic and sometimes spiritual landmarks such as waterfalls, and increase threats to fish and other species that depend on rivers for their habitat.This data was used in Map 3.11 in Nature's Benefits in Kenya: An Atlas of Ecosystems and Human Well-Being.
Publisher:
World Resources Institute
Place(s):
Kenya
Subject(s):
Water-power, Dams, Inland Waters, Economy, Structure, and Utilities and Communication
Format(s):
Shapefile
Year:
2006
Held by:
Stanford
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