Hydroelectric Power: Aquafornia Water Word of the Week
According to an Aquapedia excerpt, “Hydroelectric power is produced when water turns a turbine connected to a generator. This water is stored behind a dam at elevation. Gravity causes water to drop toward a turbine propeller. The falling water turns the turbine which produces power through the connected generator.”
Aquapedia’s entry also includes the following contents: Hydroelectric Power Overview, Hydroelectric Power and the Environment, and Hydroelectric Power and Climate Change.
Resources for learning more about hydroelectric power are also listed. Among them are the Foundation’s “Layperson’s Guide to Flood Management” and “Levees and Flood Protections: A Shared Responsibility, Western Water, May/June 2012.”
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