Dams & Water Management/Use

By NABCANABCA, on 17 Mar 2017 06:05

Threat Description

The impact of changing water flow patterns on roosting and foraging habitat. Potential impacts include loss of flowing streams for drinking and/or insect prey habitat, loss of surface streams and water bodies due to redirection of rivers, loss of foraging or roosting habitat due to inundation by surface water diversion, change in insect prey abundance or diversity due to altered water flow regimes, change in insect prey abundance or diversity due to wetland filling for mosquito control, disturbance of summer roosts and hibernacula within rock/talus levees and dikes and disturbance or loss of summer roosts and hibernacula due to dam maintenance.

Perceived Importance of this Threat

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Mitigation Measures

Bats and Water: Anthropogenic Alterations Threaten Global Bat Populations Korine C., Adams R., Russo D., Fisher-Phelps M., Jacobs D. 2016. Bats and Water: Anthropogenic Alterations Threaten Global Bat Populations. In: Voigt C., Kingston T. (eds) Bats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World. Springer, Cham

Protection of water wells used as winter roost sites by Rafinesque's big-eared bats Sasse, DB and DA Saugey. 2014. Protection of water wells used as winter roost sites by Rafinesque's big-eared bats. Bat Research News 55(2): 17-20.

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