عنوان مقاله [English]
Generally any type of dam is considered as an integral part of the water management system, which is effective in the regulating of surface flows especially in areas with nonuniform spatial distribution of rainfall and temporal. Considering the worldwide, developing trend for dam construction, especially in Iran, the necessity of reviewing the environmental impact of dam construction thus becomes apparent. In this paper the general conditions of the area surrounding the Sardasth dam was reviewed and the environmental inventory was checked using simple checklists. Also the environmental impact of the dam during operation phase was assessed. Results of this study indicates that construction of Sardasht Dam would have positive environmental impacts, especially during operational phase. The environmental indices number obtained was +508.