Does water recreation damage waterways?
Water recreation can have both positive and negative impacts on waterways.
It does depend on the activities, locations, water connections and conditions in the water.
The benefits of water recreation can enhance health, long-term upkeep and promotion of environmental understanding and knowledge.
It may add unwanted contaminants into the water.
It also may disturb and change the natural balance of ecosystems & habitats.
Also, it may add general rubbish and pollution.

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