|（1.Education School，Hubei University of Arts and Science，Xiangyang 441053，China；2.Department of Physical Education，Wuhan University of Technology，Wuhan 430070，China；3.School of Physical Education，Harbin Normal University，Harbin 150025，China）
Abstract: The existence, development and transition of folk sports are impossible without a specific environment. Once an external cultural ecological environment changes, it will inevitably change folk sports events in that region. The effects of the implementation of works in the middle route of water transfer from south to north on folk sports events in the Hanjiang River region roughly include the followings: it changed the original ecology of folk sports cultures in the Hanjiang River region; it caused the disappearance and transition of original folk sports cultures in reservoir areas; migrants will bring twofold influence on folk sports cultures in their hometowns and new dwelling areas. Causes for such a situation are mainly as follows: the folk sports culture circle is naturally inert; the increase of dam heights for water reservation changed original ecological environments; outgoing migrants caused the dis-appearance or dissimilation of original folk sports events.
Key words: sport culture；folk sports；works on the middle route of water transfer from south to north；Hanjiang River region；immigrart