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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroelectricity

See also: List of conventional hydroelectric power stations. Most hydroelectric power comes from the potential energy of ...

water.usgs.gov/edu/hyhowworks.html

Dec 2, 2016 ... So just how do we get electricity from water? Actually, hydroelectric and coal-fired power plants produce electricity in a similar way. In both ...

water.usgs.gov/edu/wuhy.html

Dec 2, 2016 ... Although most energy in the United States is produced by fossil-fuel and nuclear power plants, hydroelectricity is still important to the Nation, ...

www.mbgnet.net/fresh/rivers/dams.htm

What is a dam? A dam is a man-made structure built across a river. Most dams are built to control river flow, improve navigation, and regulate flooding. However  ...

energy.gov/eere/water/types-hydropower-plants

Some hydropower plants use dams and some do not. The images below show ... The most common type of hydroelectric power plant is an impoundment facility.

www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/our-energy-choices/renewable-energy/how-hydroelectric-energy.html

For example, the Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington) generates more than two-thirds of its electricity from hydroelectric dams [4]. The Grand Coulee ...

www.ask.com/youtube?q=Hydroelectric+Dams&v=rnPEtwQtmGQ
Sep 28, 2008 ... Animation explaining how electricity is produced using a hydroelectric facility. ... In the Half Life game you progress through the Dam level by ...

www.tva.gov/Energy/Our-Power-System/Hydroelectric

TVA's hydroelectric system consists of: 29 power-generating dams throughout the Tennessee River system, some of which date back to the TVA's early days in ...

www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2015/06/the_future_of_hydroelectricity_it_s_not_good.html

Jun 1, 2015 ... Huge dams fitted with hydroelectric power plants may seem very 20th century. Their basic technology—falling water turning a paddle ...

www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/nov/14/hydroelectric-dams-emit-billion-tonnes-greenhouse-gas-methane-study-climate-change

Nov 14, 2016 ... Impact of dams on climate change has been underestimated, researchers warn, as rotting vegetation creates 25% more methane than ...