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Impactos gerados pela UHE Porto Primavera sobre o meio físico e biótico de Campinal, Presidente Epitácio,SP

Author(s): Luiz Eduardo Panisset Travassos

Journal: Revista de Biologia e Ciências da Terra
ISSN 1519-5228

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2001;
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Keywords: Power Plants | cervids | environmental impacts | economical importance

According to many researchers we observe two different forces acting in all process of environmental appropriation. Because of the growing use of natural resources mankind demand new sources of energy leading to a multiple modification of the natural conditions of soil, water and the atmosphere. Near by Presidente Epitácio, there’s a place called Campinal, probably owner of one of the most beautiful sceneries of the area: the wetlands of Rio do Peixe river. This place shelters one of the Field Bases of the Brazilian Cervid Project responsible for the management and conservation of the Blastocerus dichotomus, the Marsh Deer. The collected data from the project is important to the analysis of the impacts from the flooding of Porto Primavera reservoir. The total flooded area correspond the wetlands of Córrego do Veado to Rio do Peixe, approximately 2.250 Km2. The impacts generated by this kind of power plant don't limit to the mentioned in the work, however, in the author's vision those were the most evident for the researchers and the resident population in the area of Rio do Peixe.
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