Hydropower Station Impact (image) Michigan State University Caption Many small rural hydropower stations have been built across China without environmental impact assessments. This river in the Sichuan Province almost dried up after the construction of a small hydropower station. Credit Wu Yang, MSU Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability Usage Restrictions With credit Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.