Hydropower Station Impact (image) Michigan State University Share Print E-Mail 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 Share Print E-Mail 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.