What is an Environmentally Safe Eco Stream?
Environmentally safe Eco streams are defined as small bodies of moving water that have not been tainted in any way by pollution and contain natural habitats for fish and other living organisms. The quality of the moving water in an environmentally safe Eco stream is pristine by its original natural standards. In addition, environmentally safe Eco streams can support the breeding of aquatic life in a natural ecological cycle of life sustenance.
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How Pollution Destroys Environmentally Safe Eco Streams
Ecological balance is often disrupted when certain elements enter the environmental equation. The impeccably complex ecological equation is based upon all elements of nature in balance. This equation includes animals, vegetation and humans. Should the equation fail to balance due to disproportion of one or more of the elements with the equation, the result is usually stream water contamination.
At the dawn of time, water was in its most natural state and was balanced with flora and fauna that was sustained by it. Rarely did incidences of ecological unbalance occur. Human intervention and activities are often the biggest cause of loss of pristine streams. Humans could drink stream water without fear of contamination since the daily movement of water in streams acted as nature's filter and clarifies. The first signs of failure of ecological balance in streams may be observed when water clarity ceases to exist. This is generally followed by hastening of the deaths of organisms and aquatic life which has the ripple effect of contaminated avian and animal life dependent on the stream for daily hydration.
Restoring Ecological Balance in Streams
The job of restoring ecological balance in streams grows ever more difficult. Environmentally safe Eco streams require isolation and constant protection from ulterior sources of contamination. The most pristine environmentally safe Eco streams are likely to exist is regions of the world where there is little human activity and the least potential threat of contamination. In the United States, this is likely to be found in the upper levels of mountain ranges where direct sources of rain and snow travel down mountainsides into small streams and mountain pools. In Canada's Yukon and Nunavut provinces, there are likely to be environmentally safe Eco streams, as a result of several glacial fields that create small, natural pools of water. In northern Sweden, there are also several areas that are home to these environmentally safe Eco streams.